Flightradar24 and Skysense join forces to make drones visible
Flightradar24, the world’s leading flight tracking service, and Skysense (www.skysense.io), provider of innovative safety solutions for drones, join forces to make drones visible using same technology (ADS-B) as adopted by civilian aircraft.
As part of the agreement Flightradar24 makes a substantial investment in Skysense. The capital will be used to pursue its product roadmap based on ADS-B technology. Launched at XPONENTIAL 2016, BCON¹ is a groundbreaking ADS-B OUT device with a unique combination of characteristics to meet the inherent needs of small UAVs. BCON¹ is to date the lightest, smallest and most efficient ADS-B OUT (1090ES) device on the market. BCON¹ will be followed with products supporting Mode S and ADS-B IN.
Henrik Vilselius, chairman and co-founder of Skysense says “To make drones visible and be able to track them, is an important enabler for making drones part of the new disruptive transportation infrastructure and safely co-exist with traditional civilian air carriers. We are delighted to have started this journey together with Flightradar24.”
“I’m very excited to work with the Skysense team on cutting-edge hardware that will revolutionize the drone industry”,
Fredrik Lindahl, CEO at Flightradar24.
Flightradar24 tracks aircraft in real-time. The company’s network of ADS-B receivers is the largest of its kind providing unrivaled coverage across the globe with more than 150,000 flights tracked per day. Flightradar24 has well over a million users daily and its app has been the #1 app overall in Apple’s App Store in more than 120 countries. Business customers include many of the world’s largest airlines.
Skysense AB (www.skysense.io) develops innovative ADS-B solutions that make it safer for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to co-exist in the sky with civilian aircraft. The vision of Skysense is to ensure all UAVs operate safely without concern for people and property. Skysense’ team of seasoned hardware and software veterans puts pride in pushing miniaturization of the products to the boundaries of what is possible while delivering highest quality and ease-of-use.