Today Parrot officially launches the ANAFI USA, a new drone that is specifically marketed for first responders and enterprise professionals. The drone offers 32x zoom, thermal imaging, a much stronger airframe, and advanced data security.
Two years ago, Parrot introduced the insect-inspired lightweight ANAFI. Shortly thereafter, the French drone maker introduced the ANAFI Thermal to better cater to the professional drone market.
The original ANAFI was easy to fly, fast to deploy, very portable, and had a unique gimbal camera setup that allowed you to look upward. However, it was also fragile and limited in its flights by using a WiFi connection between the drone and the remote controller.
With the launch of the ANAFI USA, Parrot smartly plays into its strengths and instead of competing head-on with industry giant, DJI, the French drone maker focusses on very specific market segments, i.e. the military, police- and fire departments, first responders and other enterprise professionals.
The Parrot ANAFI USA will be marketed through DroneNerds and other official resellers. It will set you back $7,000. Pre-orders can be placed as of July 27th. Shipping will start in August,