70 Drone Companies to Watch in 2017

While it’s impossible to track each and every drone company in such a fast-moving industry, we’ve done our best to highlight the biggest players and to give you a sense of who is doing what in the drone industry.

Make sure to bookmark this page if you’re doing industry research. 🙂

Looking for a particular type of drone company? To help you find the companies most relevant to your interests, choose the option that best describes you from the list below. (Or you can skip this feature and simply see the full list of drone companies by category.)

Tell us who you are, and we’ll direct you to the companies most relevant to your interests:


I fly drones just for fun.

Awesome! Here are links to the types of companies that will most likely fit your interests:

  • Hardware—Companies that make drones and drone accessories.
  • Drone Industry News—The best in the industry for breaking news and in-depth analysis.

And here are some other resources you might find useful:

For beginner pilots

For intermediate to advanced pilots


I fly drones commercially.

Nice work! (Get it?) Here are links to the types of companies that will most likely fit your interests:

And here are some other resources you might find helpful:

For those just getting started with their drone business

For those already up and running


I want to hire someone who flies drones.

Hard to navigate all the options out there, isn’t it? Here are links to the types of companies that will help you find what you need:

  • Miscellaneous—Drone companies that provide services (such as surveying, inspections, and agricultural tools), and a mixed bag of many other types of drone companies that don’t fit neatly into a single category.
  • Marketplaces, Databases & Funders—Places to find lists of drone pilots and service providers.
  • Drone Industry News—The best in the industry for breaking news and in-depth analysis.

You also might want to check out our blog, since we write about drone companies that provide various types of service, from agriculture to inspections and much more, all the time. 


List of Top Drone Companies in 2017

For easy navigation, we’ve tried to categorize these companies based on their core offering. Use the following links to jump to each type of company:

  1. Hardware Companies
  2. Drone Industry News
  3. Flight Operation Management
  4. Data-Processing Tools
  5. Marketplaces, Databases & Funders 
  6. Miscellaneous 

Hardware Companies

Companies that make drones and drone accessories.


DJI logo

DJI

DJI is one of the top consumer drone manufacturers, known mainly for their Phantom series. Their Phantom series has become the quintessential drone for new to intermediate pilots and videographers, and the simultaneous launch in late 2016 of the Inspire Two and Phantom 4 Pro was huge news in the industry.

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Parrot

Parrot makes some of the best drones on the market. Their Bebop drone is always a favorite in lists around the web, and the 2.0 version is even more robust than the original, with a 25 minute battery life and powerful motors for flight in greater altitudes. Parrot also designs, develops, and markets consumer products for smartphones and tablets other than consumer UAVs and drones.

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Yuneec

Yuneec first started innovating in the aircraft industry before creating the first commercially successful, ready-to-fly fixed wing RC airplane. Eventually, they transitioned into their increasingly popular aerial video quadcopters. In early 2017 they announced the launch of the Typhoon H520, designed specifically for commercial applications, as well as a huge customer service initiative to provide high quality service.

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Kespry logoKespry

Kespry manufactures drones made specifically for capturing, viewing, and analyzing aerial imagery and survey data. Their customers include aggregates, mining, construction and surveying companies.

Follow Kespry: Youtube | LinkedIn

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Autel Robotics

Autel Robotics has been delivering solutions for new aerial exploration through their market-leading quadcopter and camera drone technology. They emphasize transforming complex technology into simple solutions, and creating easy-to-use aerial devices for photography/filming and imaging.

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Insitu

Insitu runs the gamut of drone services, providing hardware in the form of commercial-focused drones; software for extracting intelligence from raw data gathered by drones; and drone-related services for commercial applications, such as surveying and reconnaissance. Their ScanEagle drone was designed for aerial imaging, with diverse applications such as agricultural assessment, oil or gas pipeline inspection, and force protection.

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EHANG

EHANG designs and manufactures drones that can be controlled entirely via a smartphone app. Their GhostDrone 2.0 has some great features such as self-protection, which makes it automatically return in case of low battery or lost communication; dual sensors, so that a backup kicks in if the first sensor fails; and app control, designed so that “smart algorithms” kick in to reduce human error during flight.

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Aeryon Labs, Inc.

Aeryon Labs, Inc. creates drones for diverse applications, ranging from Commercial, to Public Safety, to Military & Defense. In addition to their sUAS units, they’re known for their “ruggedized” payload systems for commercial drone camera work, and their video processing platform, designed to enable the various uses their products support.

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CyPhy logoCyPhy

CyPhy designs and manufactures drones that are specific and purpose-built, targeting applications and problems that can only be solved by robotic design. Their drones are designed with both commercial and government uses in mind.

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senseFly

senseFly

senseFly is a Parrot-owned company founded in 2009 by a team of robotics researchers, and is an industry leader in mapping drones. Their data collection and processing tools are employed by customers around the world in fields such as surveying, agriculture, GIS, industrial inspection, mining, and humanitarian aid.

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Freefly logo Freefly

Freefly is the inventor of the Movi Gimbal Stabilizer, and they’ve also been responsible for pulling surfers via drones (coolness factor through the roof for that!). In 2015 they unveiled their new, highly professional drone, the Freefly ALTA, which has been so popular that the Alta has become synonymous with Freefly, and is commonly used interchangeably with the company’s name.

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Flyability

Flyability created Gimball, the world’s first collision-tolerant flying robot capable of remaining stable after contact, and safe to fly close to people. Flyability’s Elios was developed using this technology specifically for industrial inspection professionals. Their collision-tolerant systems allow, for the first time, safe and easy access to places out of reach of current drone systems. In 2015 Flyability won the UAE Drones for Good Award, which came with a whopping $1M prize!

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Draganfly Innovations

Draganfly Innovations hand-makes their systems in North America. They produce drone systems that specialize in public safety applications, aerial photography, industrial inspection, and education/research.

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Action Drone USA

Action Drone USA produces portable industrial drones to help companies get jobs done safely and efficiently. They manufacture rigs that are specific to any commercial application and are easily compatible with third-party software.

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GoPro logoGoPro

GoPro had a failed first launch of their Karma drone in 2016, but CEO Nick Woodman has announced a re-launch slated for February of 2017. GoPro is of course known for making action sports cameras, which are some the best in the industry for capturing aerial photos and videos using UAVs.

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Intel logoIntel

Intel is leading the industry in terms of innovation and creating new technology to meet developing needs. Most recently they’ve teamed up with Disney to create aerial light shows that can replace fireworks displays. Intel both creates drones and the systems required for other companies to create their own drones.

Follow Intel: Twitter | Facebook

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Ambarella logoAmbarella

Ambarella is the leading developer of low-power, high-definition (HD) and Ultra HD video compression and image processing solutions. Most notably they create chips specifically designed to allow cameras on drones to function better in low-light or high-contrast situations, and produce much smoother video.

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Flir logoFLIR

FLIR is a company that brings innovative sensing solutions into daily life for drones through thermal imaging systems, visible light imaging systems, locator systems, measurement and diagnostic systems, and advanced heat detection systems. FLIR’s imaging solutions are not limited just to use on drones.

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Workswell logoWorkswell

Workswell creates state-of-the-art thermal imaging systems designed for commercial unmanned aerial vehicles. The Workswell WIRIS 2nd gen thermal imaging system allows for real-time sensor control via a standard RC radio transmitter that communicates directly with the drone.

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UDI

UDI creates larger sized quadcopters and multicopters for consumers. Many of their drones are less than $100 and feature cameras for aerial photography and videography, and three of their drones are featured on our list of cheap drones for beginners.

Follow UDI: Website

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Hubsan

Hubsan manufactures some of the most popular consumer drones on the market. Their X4 series are excellent starter quadcopters and are featured in our list of cheap drones for beginners.

Follow Hubsan: Facebook

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Cheerson

Cheerson is an extremely popular drone manufacturer. They developed the Cheerson CX-10, the smallest quadcopter to date and a top seller on Amazon, also featured on our list of cheap drones for beginners.

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Syma Toys

Syma Toys is a China-based company that manufacturers consumer drones, quadcopters, helicopters, and even an RC car/quadcopter hybrid. Their X5C is featured on our list of cheap drones for beginners, and is a great starter drone for new pilots who want to learn how to fly a quadcopter.

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Sky Viper

Sky Viper creates drone for aerial video, racing, and general recreation (as indicated on their website, where one of their taglines is “Serious Performance. Serious Fun.”). Sky Viper has a flight simulation app (in Google Play and the Apple Store) for those pilots interested in buying their drones but want to learn a little more about how the drone might handle, which is pretty neat.

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Blade

Blade produces quadcopters and mini-drones for the consumer market. Many of their drones are great for beginners and offer people cheap ways to learn more about aerial photography.

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Drone Industry News Companies

The best in the industry for breaking news and in-depth analyses.


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DroneLife

DroneLife provides the latest drone news, product releases, YouTube videos and legal precedents to help drone enthusiasts and professionals stay informed about everything related to drones.

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Drone Girl logoThe Drone Girl

The Drone Girl is a drone-focused news site run by reporter Sally French, a regular contributor to MarketWatch and The Wall Street Journal, among several other news sites. The Drone Girl was created with the intent of exploring drones and how they can assist the world via the imagery they produce, and is an outlet to publish aerial photos, videos, and stories about the evolution of drones.

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Drones at Work logoDrones at Work

Drones at Work is a news site for the commercial drone industry created by commercial drone developer Kespry, with the goal of highlighting all the exciting developments of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) across a range of solutions in agriculture, construction, delivery, inspection, mining, safety, surveying and others.

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sUAS News logosUAS News

sUAS News is one of the leading sources for news and information in the drone industry. sUAS News was started by UAS pilots and professionals in 2008 (which is a lifetime ago in the fast-moving world of drones, and shows a good deal of forethought).

Follow sUAS News: Twitter | Facebook

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FAA LogoThe FAA

The FAA regularly updates it’s website and sends out a newsletter with the latest information about drone regulations and related news. To subscribe to their drone-related newsletter, go to their drone-focused webpage and click the envelope icon with the plus sign on the upper right hand corner of the page.

Follow The FAA: Twitter | Facebook

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UAV Expert News logoUAV Expert News

UAV Expert News is run by drone industry professionals, and is one of the leading sources for UAV news, information, and education.

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Drone Analyst logoDrone Analyst / Skylogic Research

Drone Analyst is a research, content, and advisory services firm for the commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry. They help constituents make critical business decisions by providing research-based insights on commercial drone markets. Their three target constituents are: 1) Manufacturers, suppliers, and business service providers who need research and insight into buyer needs; 2) Buyers of UAS technology and services, to help inform their acquisition decisions; 3) Investors who need to distinguish technical and market viability.

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Flight Operation Management

Tracking, storing, sharing, and analyzing flights and flight data, including tools for team collaboration.


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SkyWard

SkyWard is a flight operations management platform designed for drone operators. Their platform can be used for “solopreneurs” to to plan and track flights, and also for large teams to coordinate efforts. Check out this interview we did with Skyward Co-Founder Eric Ringer on how to run a commercial drone operation.

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KittyHawk

KittyHawk is a one-stop shop for flying, logging, and coordinating UAV operations. They have a strong focus on providing value for their pilots, which manifests in the usability of their platform and the fact that they allow for unlimited logging of hours.

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NV Drones

NV Drones offers next-generation drone management and analytics for the 21st century pilot, with a mobile app available from Google Play and web/mobile integration that allows pilots to to upload flight logs from the most popular drones and software.

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Drone LogBook

Drone LogBook is a flight data management platform for UAV pilots. Some extra neat features they provide, in addition to what you’d expect, are that their platform allows pilots to track battery charges and usage as well as tracking the use of equipment and drone accessories.

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Flyte

Flyte is a platform to help pilots manage their operations. In addition to planning, logging, and reporting support, Flyte provides full and up to the minute information on digital NOTAMS/TFRs and ground hazards, as well an airspace integration through AIRMAP, which enables pilots to integrate into national airspace and communicate with ATC.

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AirMap

AirMap cutting-edge technology transforms airspace below 500 feet to provide accurate, reliable, and trustworthy low-altitude navigational data and communication tools to the drone industry. Their software was developed by experts in GIS, aviation, and policy. AirMap collaborates with industry leaders such as DJI, Intel, senseFly, and others, sharing their data in the flying apps those companies provide.

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Data-Processing Tools

Enabling drone pilots to use all the data gathered by their drones.


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 PrecisionHawk

PrecisionHawk’s mission is to “build the airspace platform delivering better answers, faster while enabling safe, low altitude flight.” They provide user-friendly data collection tools to collect and process high-quality data. PrecisionHawk offers everything from data processing to 3D terrain mapping. Check out PrecisionHawk’s DataMapper, a software suite that converts UAV imagery into actionable information.

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DroneDeploy

DroneDeploy offers powerful cloud-based drone software that’s compatible with any drone. It allows you to map and create 3D models and analyze and share the data right from your device.

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Skycatch’s mission is to “capture the world’s data and create visual intelligence to help people operate faster, safer, and smarter than ever before.” They provide actionable data using UAVs to help construction managers and engineers fine tune their operations.

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Pix4D

Pix4D provides unmanned aerial vehicle image processing software. Their desktop software is a complete mapping and modeling solution that automatically converts aerial images into 2D mosaics and 3D models.

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Agribotix logoAgribotix

Agribotix provides software to help people use drone technology in agriculture. They are singularly focused on agriculture, with the goals of helping farmers increase yields and maximize the bottom line while reducing their environmental footprint. Their core business is making data processing software to analyze drone-collected agricultural images.

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Pix Processing

Pix Processing created a desktop software application that performs 3D structure reconstruction from aerial and handheld imagery. Their software can be used for 7 main applications: mining, agriculture, the wood industry, geodesy, insurance, architecture, and archeology.

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Redbird

Redbird is a pioneer in the acquisition and analysis of aerial data collected by UAVs. Their advanced cloud-based platform, Cardinal, optimizes resources, ensures safety, and saves costs on construction sites, mines, or quarries. They’ve also partnered with Caterpillar, the leading construction equipment manufacturer in the world.

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Esri

Esri is responsible for building ArcGIS, one of the most powerful mapping softwares in the world. ArcGIS connects people with maps, data, and apps through geographic information systems (GIS). It is a location platform that’s accessible to anyone, anywhere, anytime. Esri software is used in a variety of applications, from Fortune 500 companies, to national and local governments, to public utilities and tech startups.

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Maps Made Easy logoMaps Made Easy

Maps Made Easy creates software that allows drone pilots to make their own maps with accurate, high resolution imagery that they control. Their mapping software includes features such as 3D stitching, which is piecing together different images and data points to create a single 3D map; stockpile volume measurement, which allows users to measure and track stockpile volumes through their web browser using only aerial images; and the only web-based georeferencing tool, which aligns images to known points on the ground.

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Avision Robotics

Avision Robotics has extensive experience in the development of modeling and simulation software. They’ve built a powerful platform that controls the communication and navigation of large amounts of robots and drones, which perform various real-life tasks in agriculture, construction, mining and military applications.

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Skydio

Skydio has over a decade of experience building drone navigation systems using onboard sensors. They pioneered GPS-denied flight using a broad range of sensing and algorithmic technologies. Skydio is currently developing software to make drones more aware of their surroundings so that surveyors, cinematographers, and other pilots focus on getting the shots they need rather than worrying about crashes, flyaways, and other mishaps when flying a drone.

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Airware

Airware‘s operating system (the Aerial Information Platform) helps businesses safely and reliably operate drones at scale, comply with government and insurance requirements, and build industry-specific drone software solutions. It enables autopilot technology, a Ground Control Station for dispatching drones, and a cloud platform for customizing missions and collecting data.

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Marketplaces, Databases & Funders

Places for drone pilots to find work and companies that fund other drone companies.

Note: If you’re a U.S.-based drone pilot looking for work, the four marketplaces listed below are a good starting place, but make sure to visit our full list of drone pilot directories and networks at Drone Pilot Ground School to help with your search.


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DroneBase

DroneBase is a service that allows you to either hire a drone pilot to complete a project or become a freelance pilot for them. They match up each job and pilot based on location, availability, and equipment required. DroneBase is the first drone service provider that DJI has invested in through SkyFund and they’re projecting huge revenue growth for 2017, with customers and qualified pilots operating around the world focused on aerial imagery, video, mapping, and data.

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Air-Vid

Air-Vid is an online UAV pilot directory with pilots in over 60 countries world-wide. If you’re a pilot looking for work, you can request to join their directory here.

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Skytango

Skytango is a marketplace where drone pilots can find work, and those looking for stock drone footage can purchase it. They offer a fremium model for their platform for those looking to get their feet wet, and a paid pro version for those want more robust features to help make sales for their commercial drone operation. One neat offering from Skytango is that they’ve partnered with drone insurance providers to make finding insurance smooth, and get a discount in the process.

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SkyFund

SkyFund is a venture capital firm that invests in drone startup companies. They’re backed by DJI and Accel, and fund UAV entrepreneurs across a variety of application, hardware, peripheral and services categories.

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Commercial Drone Fund

Commercial Drone Fund invests in companies that want financing to help advance their drone technology and grow their business. They invest in sensor hardware, software applications, data analytics, services, and industry-specific solutions. They accept pitches here.

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Miscellaneous

The drone industry is incredibly dynamic and fast-moving, which makes it hard to categorize all of the companies out there. Some of the companies listed here provides services, some (like the Drone Racing League) provide entertainment, but these are just a few examples.

If you feel like one of the companies listed here should be moved or changed, please shoot us an email at mail [email protected]


Aerial MOB

Aerial MOB provides drone services and aerial cinematography. They’ve been doing some really innovative work—check out this single-shot two minute video they did for Dancing with the Stars. The logistics and professional ability needed for this kind of continuous shot are just mind blowing!

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Drone Racing League logoDrone Racing League

The Drone Racing League “wants to be to drones what the WWE is to wrestling,” as Vice Magazine puts it. The Drone Racing League organizes and promotes drone racing around the U.S. and the world. Check out the DRL racing simulator to see if you might be able to make the cut and be one of their newest pilots.

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Zipline logoZipline

Zipline is one of the biggest startups using drones to provide medical equipment and services to remote areas. They recently partnered with the government of Rwanda to deliver blood and other much needed supplies to rural villages.

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3D Robotics

3D Robotics has just finished a rocky year in the commercial sector, during which they shifted their primary focus from making drones for consumers to providing software solutions for industrial drone applications. Their new venture, Site Scan, looks promising, and they’re touting it as “the complete drone data platform.”

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Matternet LogoMatternet

Matternet is a UAV manufacturer that builds world-class flying vehicles and intelligent software. They developed the Matternet One, the first smart drone made exclusively for transportation. In 2016 Matternet partnered with Mercedes-Benz “to create the integrated delivery solution that will transform how people receive lightweight goods on demand.”

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Raptor Maps

Raptor Maps optimizes produce farming by using tractor-mounted sensors and drones. Read this article we wrote about Raptor Maps to learn more about how they’re making waves in the agriculture drone space.

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Gamaya logoGamaya

Gamaya uses hyperspectral imaging technology to help farmers get better and more accurate data. Hyperspectral imaging is 10x more powerful than the standard multispectral technique used by the vast majority of drones in the ag drone startup world. Read this article we wrote to learn more about how Gamaya is helping farmers get the data they need to optimize their efforts.

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SkySpecs

SkySpecs created Guardian, a drone that avoids obstacles. Their patent-pending software also enables drones to fly, inspect infrastructure, and collect data autonomously.

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Sky-Futures

Sky-Futures offers oil and gas inspections by drone (both onshore and offshore). They provide HD video, still, and thermal imagery. Check out this video to see them in action.

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Flytrex

Flytrex is an Israel-based drone company that’s created the first cloud-connected drone designed for deliveries, as well as a platform to enable drone deliveries aimed at delivery companies or large retailers that want to make deliveries via drones. They are also developing drone hardware tailored for point-to-point or point-to-area delivery.

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Amazon.com

Amazon is not only one of the premier online drone retailers, they’ve also been working for several years on a drone delivery system—Amazon PrimeAir. The PrimeAir service is designed to “safely get packages to customers in 30 minutes or less using small unmanned aerial vehicles.” Although we wrote a post about their first test delivery in late 2016, it looks like it will still be years before they’re fully operational.

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Flirtey

Flirtey is the first U.S.-approved drone delivery company. Flirtey is interested in working with companies in time-sensitive last mile logistics; including online retail, fast food, letters and parcels, urgent medical delivery, and so on.

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 Dedrone

Dedrone created a piece of drone tracking technology called the DroneTracker, which uses multiple parameters, such as noise, shape, and movement patterns, to help guard against spying, smuggling, potential terrorist attacks, and invasions of personal privacy.

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Measure logoMeasure

With FAA approval to fly 324 drones for business purposes, Measure was founded to help businesses avoid the operating risk and capital expense associated with running one’s own internal drone operations. Measure offers cost-effective mapping and aerial imaging solutions for customers world-wide.

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Image in Flight

Image in Flight offers site surveying services, architectural photography, construction support, the creation of advertising videos, and a host of other drone applications.

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SilverHawk Aerial Imaging

SilverHawk Aerial Imaging is a drone company offering visual data, multispectral data, 3D modeling, infrastructure inspecting, and asset monitoring. Check out this cool testimonial from their work with the Survivor Man television show.

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DroneView Technologies

DroneView Technologies is a full-service drone provider that offers aerial imaging solutions, videography, photography, and pilot training. Check out their full range of applications here.

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Blue Chip UAS

Blue Chip Unmanned Aerial Solutions was founded by veterans of the military armed forces with 45+ years of military service. Their aerial imaging applications include photogrammetry, inspection, cinema, and NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index).

Follow Blue Chip UAS: Twitter | Facebook


Thank you for checking out our list of drone companies to watch in 2017.

Hopefully you found some interesting businesses to follow, and learned a little more about ones you already knew.

And if your company was featured, congratulations on your success! Keep up the good work as we all continue to push the UAV community and industry forward.

What do you think of this list? Any companies you would like to see that weren’t featured?

Shoot us an email at [email protected] to let us know.

Alan Perlman

Alan is an FAA-certified drone pilot and founded UAV Coach in 2014 to help connect drone enthusiasts, to provide world-class sUAS industry training courses, and to help push the drone community forward with a focus on safety and commercial opportunities.

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