American-Made Drone—Skyfire SF2 Selected by Thales USA for Integration into Vantis Network

American-Made Drone—Skyfire SF2 Selected by Thales USA for Integration into Vantis Network

Skyfire Consulting (Skyfire) (, the most trusted and experienced public safety UAS consulting group, today announced its partnership with Thales USA (Thales), a global leader in advanced technologies in transportation, air traffic, defense, and digital identity and security, to integrate the Skyfire SF2 into Vantis, North Dakota’s system for enabling advanced UAS operations. Thales chose the Skyfire SF2 for its versatility and payload-agnostic design, enabling comprehensive testing of advanced airspace management tools and air traffic systems.

Skyfire SF2 stands out as the most versatile American-made drone, purpose-built for public safety, critical sectors, and medical delivery. With its rugged and durable 22-inch mid-sized multirotor aircraft, the SF2 is designed to thrive in the extreme environments encountered throughout the United States.

“Skyfire is honored to work with Thales and be an ecosystem partner in Vantis with our in-house designed and manufactured SF2 aircraft, and help contribute to the vital safety of airspace,” said Skyfire founder and CEO Matt Sloane.

Thales has received initial delivery of SF2 aircraft and plans to commence flights as the northern spring weather shifts. The selection of the Skyfire SF2 underscores its modular design and capacity to carry various payloads crucial for Thales’ extensive testing of instrument landing systems and other air traffic systems.

“Thales is proud to leverage its expertise as a systems integrator, collaborating with industry leaders like Skyfire to deliver comprehensive drone solutions for our customers,” Sean Roy, UAS operations manager Thales. “Vantis exemplifies this approach, and Skyfire’s innovative aircraft play a key role in our flight-testing efforts.”

The collaboration between Skyfire and Thales highlights a shared commitment to advancing UAS technology for the benefit of public safety and critical sectors. The SF2’s payload-agnostic setup enables seamless integration of diverse sensors necessary for testing Vantis’ advanced UAS integration capabilities, ensuring safer and more efficient airspace management.

About Skyfire:

Skyfire Consulting is the most trusted and experienced public safety UAV consulting company in the United States. Specializing in pilot training, FAA consulting, SOP development, American-made drone design and manufacturing for public safety agencies, Skyfire is focused on providing solutions to the most complex needs.

About Thales:

Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) is a global leader in advanced technologies, investing in digital and “deep tech” innovations – connectivity, big data, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and quantum technologies – to build a confident future crucial for the development of our societies. The Group provides its customers – businesses, organizations, and governments – in the defense, aeronautics, space, transport, and digital identity and security domains with solutions, services, and products that help them fulfill their critical role, consideration for the individual being the driving force behind all decisions.

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