Parrot drones arrive for farmers and firefighters

Parrot ThermalParrot is doing pretty well with its consumer drones. Today it is pushing further into the commercial space with the Bebop-Pro Thermo and Bluegrass.

These two new drones join Parrot’s Professional range and are aimed at specific targets – firefighters and farmers.

The Bebop-Pro Termo and Bluegras join the likes of the Disco-Pro AG and Bebop-Pro 3D Modeling.

It certainly does look like Parrot is plugging any drone-shaped gap in the market.

Bebop-Pro Thermo

Parrot Bebop-Pro ThermalThe Bebop-Pro Thermo is based, obviously, on the updated version of the Bebop drone.

Equipped with a 14MP camera, the drone is also loaded with a Flir One Pro thermal imaging camera.

Parrot points out that this is just the thing to be used in construction and rescue services.

The drone can fly for 25 minutes and the package includes 3 batteries, a Skycontroller 2 controller and a backpack.

Parrot Bluegrass

PARROT Bluegrass farmer droneThe Parrot Bluegrass is an all-new drone design from Parrot.

This quadcopter can cover 30 hectares at 70 m / 230 ft. flight altitude per battery.

The Bluegrass is equipped with a HD camera as well as a special sensor developed by Parrot. That sensor can provide an overview and detect problem areas in all types of crop fields.

Called the Parrot Sequoia, this is a multispectral sensor specifically developed for crops and can record images of crops in four distinct spectral bands. Sounds pretty clever.

The Bluegrass comes with software that enables farmers to set an autonomous flight path over a plot of land.

Parrot says that all the user has to do is set field boundaries and select the types of crops and the drone and software does the rest. Naturally, it can also be piloted manually.

Prices and availability

Both drones will be available in November 2017

Prices:

  • Bluegrass – £4,500 (with 1 year software license)
  • Thermo – £1,350
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