Latest in Cyphy

Image credit:

Boston company launches spy drone that can fly indefinitely

Mariella Moon, @mariella_moon
November 6, 2015
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Boston company CyPhy Works has just launched the commercial version of the Persistent Aerial Reconnaissance and Communications (PARC) drone, which can stay up in the air for however long you want it to. The military's been using it to monitor its compounds for quite a while now, but the $22 million the company raised in an investment round enabled it to manufacture the product for commercial release. PARC can fly up to 500 feet, and it never has to land thanks to a microfilament attached to it that can transmit both power and data.

That microfilament's strong despite being thinner than a headphone cable, according to MIT's Tech Review, but the drone has a back-up battery anyway, in case the line accidentally snaps off. Since PARC's tethered to the ground, and hence has limited mobility, CyPhy believes it's most suitable for long distance communications relay and for reconnaissance work. The company hasn't announced PARC's pricing and availability yet, so keep an eye on its website for future details.

In this article: cyphy, drone, parc
All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

The Morning After: Our first impressions of the Xbox Series X

The Morning After: Our first impressions of the Xbox Series X

View
The Arcwave Ion is designed to 'give men a female orgasm'

The Arcwave Ion is designed to 'give men a female orgasm'

View
Xbox Series X first look: Fast, powerful and quiet

Xbox Series X first look: Fast, powerful and quiet

View
TCL rolls out new Roku TV Ready Alto sound bars with Dolby Atmos

TCL rolls out new Roku TV Ready Alto sound bars with Dolby Atmos

View
iOS 14 review: Finally rid of the grid

iOS 14 review: Finally rid of the grid

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr