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The two smaller drones are suitable for a multitude of environments, namely for ‘infiltration’ and ‘anti-airspace’ uses, and one will carry and release Class-C flashbangs or other non-lethal deterrent devices
Alpine 4 Holdings Inc has announced its newest line of drones – the ‘Bully Class’.
The company said the class consists of two smaller drones suitable for a multitude of environments involving ‘infiltration’ and ‘anti-airspace’ uses.
Alpine 4 said it is responding to increased demand from federal and local law enforcement agencies as well as inquiries from various branches of the military.
Two aircraft are being developed. The first, named ‘The Knuckle-Buster’ is in the beginning stages of production. The second drone has been named ‘The Pugilist.’
“The Knuckle-Buster is a compact, ‘stacked’ quad-copter constructed from 18-layer carbon-fiber that we produce in-house. The carbon fiber makes it very light and durable,” said Nathan Grier, lead operator of Alpine 4’s subsidiary Vayu Aerospace Corporation and designer of the Knuckle-Buster In a statement.
“It’s very capable and will be adaptable to carry a microphone and camera. It will also be able to carry and release Class-C flashbangs or other non-lethal deterrent devices. Autonomous capabilities are in the works as well allowing for uses in many scenarios with law enforcement and military applications,” he added.
Vayu president TK Eppley said the company had been asked to rethink small drones for law enforcement and military use cases.
“The ‘Bully Class’ drones will be offered at a lower price point which allows for greater procurement opportunities without going through a bid process,” Eppley said.
“Pricing will range from $3000-$3500. These drones will be produced in-house with sister company, Quality Circuit Assembly (QCA). Working with QCA has allowed for our team to make changes quickly and more efficiently, reducing turnaround times from months to weeks, giving us our competitive advantage. This has been critical in navigating supply-chain constraints. Our team of amazing engineers are eager to dive into this new project,” Vayu’s president added.
Kent Wilson, CEO of Alpine 4 commented: “The Bully Class of drones are meant to be supplied in a higher volume, lower price point and will fit nicely into the current G1 and US-1 offering, providing a full spectrum of commercial drones. Additionally, I am pleased to state again that with the collaboration of QCA, our AVA1 avionics platform has now been fully integrated into the G1 platform.”
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