Parrot ditches consumer drones... and its profits TAKE OFF!

Parrot Anafi AI Drone over snow
(Image credit: Parrot)

Last week Parrot group, the company behind the AR.Drone and Anafi series of drones, reported 64% growth. That might come as a bit of a surprise to many owners of Parrot drones, since the company 'finalized' sales of consumer drones in 2021 but in fact Parrot – and the Anafi brand – is still very much in business, and made €70.7 in 2022.

The company's financial statement also shows that it's still investing, with €43.6 of that income spent on R&D. In their outlook they also note the "context of increased sovereignty" which might be read as a not-too-coded reference to the US restrictions on Chinese companies (not least DJI, which is still the consumer favorite with many entries on our best camera drones list, but can't sell to US government agencies).

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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. 

Adam is our resident expert on all aspects of camera drones and drone photography, from buying guides on the best choices for aerial photographers of all ability levels to the latest rules and regulations on piloting drones. 

He is the author of a number of books including The Complete Guide to Drones, The Smart Smart Home Handbook, 101 Tips for DSLR Video and The Drone Pilot's Handbook