Kittyhawk Stories January 14

Alphabet’s Wing tests new identification system for airborne drones

Drone identification (or remote ID) is the elephant in the room and needs to be resolved before large scale commercial drone operations will become possible. Alphabet’s Wing is currently testing a new identification system for airborne drones together with two other companies, AirMap Inc. and Kittyhawk. Contrary to DJI’s Aeroscope, this drone identification system uses different software application linked to a common web-based system.

Kittyhawk Stories October 3, 2018

Kittyhawk raises $3 million to expand drone operations for insurance companies

Kittyhawk raises $3 million to expand the company’s commercial drone operations for insurance inspections. The funding round was led by strategic investor Travelers, a home and property insurance company. After hurricane Matthew, a storm that killed 25 people in North and South Carolina and resulted in $10 billion worth of damage, Travelers began using Kittyhawk. Today the insurance company uses more than 600 insurance agents who are also FAA licensed drone pilots.

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