Born in the USA. Parrot's latest drone aims to be big with first responders

Parrot Anafi USA drone
(Image credit: Parrot)

Parrot has announced the Anafi USA drone, the product at the end of an 18 month development cycle and a few weeks of media teasers which raised quite a few eyebrows for all the wrong reasons. Many fans were put out by the Parrot’s unsubtle linking of Chinese drones and trust, but, simply, the Anafi USA isn’t aimed at them. 

The ruggedized $7,000 (£6,500) drone, featuring FLIR camera and 32x Zoom is intended for first responders and even military applications and Washington has made it clear its not keen to see Chinese products in these applications.

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Adam Juniper
Managing Editor

With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

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