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ModalAI® develops advanced, NDAA-compliant Blue UAS Framework VOXL autopilots that enable developers with an accelerated path to smaller, smarter, and safer UAVs. We’ve had the honor of working alongside the Department of Defense (DoD) to develop two generations of Blue UAS Framework autonomous flight controllers the latest VOXL 2 to enable the government and their partners with trusted, best-in-class, autonomous UAV technology built in the USA. 

U.S. Drone Companies

The DoD’s support for enabling American-made drones inspired us to create this growing list of drone companies that manufacture in the USA. This list covers a broad range of consumer, commercial, enterprise and military drone manufacturers.  

Action Drone Inc. - San Diego, CA

Action Drone Inc. (AD) is a San Diego, CA based industrial drone company, working together with global industrial companies and government agencies to enhance efficiency and multiply workforce with drones in the U.S.

Advanced Aircraft Company, Hampton, VA 

Advanced Aircraft Company (AAC) produces vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial systems (UAS) targeting military and commercial markets.

AeroFly - Brookings, SD

Aerofly's mission is to bring the vast capabilities of heavy-lifting electric UAS at the service of our customers. Our line of aircraft will serve a variety of needs, from crop spraying or package delivery to human transportation.

Aero Systems West, San Martin, CA

The ASW Heavy Lift Multirotor (HLM) system represents the pinnacle of industrial, heavy lift sUAS. Built with logistics in mind to accommodate the widest possible array of missions. Achieve unparalleled reliability and longevity when paired with our exclusive DroneCare service plans. 

Aerovironment - Simi Valley, CA

At AeroVironment, our purpose is to secure lives and advance sustainability through transformative innovation. Our solutions give our customers a fresh vantage point, positioning them to see the world with new eyes and extending their reach beyond the line of sight.

AgEagle - Wichita, KS

AgEagle is a global UAV industry pioneer engaged in delivering a unified line of high performance flight hardware, sensors and software that have earned the longstanding trust and fidelity of customers worldwide over the past decade.

AguaDrone Innovations - Vero Beach, FL

AguaDrone offers the first and only wireless Sonar Pod that sends a wireless signal to your smartphone or tablet instantly turning your AguaDrone into a Fish Finder.

Airgility - College Park, MD

Airgility creates multi-mission vehicles that can make a big social impact. Whether delivering medical supplies, conducting search and rescue, or protecting our borders, Airgility provides the best-in-class hybrid VTOL unmanned aerial systems. 

Applied Aeronautics - Austin, TX

Applied Aeronautics builds affordable fixed wing drones for commercial enterprises, UAS service providers and military customers. Our flagship product, the Albatross UAV can be found in over 55 countries performing applications ranging from remote sensing to asset management and surveillance.

Aquiline Drones - Hartford, CT

AD is an all-American drone and cloud technology company built to exceed the demands of the global drone marketplace. AD offers drone pilot training, drone production and maintenance, cloud and IoT solutions , AI capabilities and the novel Aquiline Drone-on-Demand job curation app.

Ascent Aerosystems - Tewksbury, MA

Ascent AeroSystems designs and manufactures rugged “coaxial” drones for the industrial, public safety and defense markets. With a unique cylindrical configuration that’s far more portable and durable than conventional multirotors, our drones are ideal for mission-critical operations in the toughest environments.

AuterionGS - Moorpark, CA

Auterion provides enterprise with an ecosystem of software-defined drones, payloads, and apps within a single easy to use platform based on open-source standards. We are leaders in an open source movement that works together to meet the needs of enterprises, government, and drone manufacturers. 

Autonodyne LLC - Boston, MA

We build aviation software specializing in Autonomy, Smart Automation, Mission Planning, Mission Execution, Autonomous Vehicle Control, On-demand Mobility, and Augmented Reality. We design and build aviation hardware to include Mission Computers, Control Stations, and Flight Control Computers (autopilots).

AVID Aerospace - Yorktown, VA

AVID LLC (Air Vehicle Integrated Design), an industry-leading aerospace engineering and software development firm, excels at engineering multidisciplinary aircraft design and analyses. 

Bell Flight - Fort Worth, TX  

Bell Flight is an American aerospace manufacturer headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. A subsidiary of Textron, Bell manufactures military rotorcraft at facilities in Fort Worth, and Amarillo, Texas, as well as commercial helicopters in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada

Brinc Drones - Seattle, WA

BRINC is an American technology company building a new class of drones to keep people safe in dangerous situations: First Response Drones. BRINC creates highly-reliable systems with the advanced ability to fly indoors and provide 2-way communication, to protect first responders, citizens, and our communities.

Centeye - Washington, D.C.

Centeye was founded in 2000 as a closely held corporation to develop practical, compact vision systems based on the emerging field of vision chips. Centeye’s principles are scientists and engineers who pioneered the development of compact optical flow sensors and their use on micro air vehicles.

Cleo Robotics - Boston, MA 

The Cleo Drone is a compact and rugged UAV designed specifically for safe operation indoors and in confined spaces for reconnaissance and inspections.

Corvus Robotics - Boston, MA

Corvus Robotics sells logistics and disinfection robotics, AI software, and data-driven supply chain insights to companies and governments around the world. By developing “Industry 4.0” innovative technologies, we help companies and organizations understand and manage their facilities in new ways to improve efficiencies, reduce costs, and increase revenue.

Dragonfly - Beverly Hills, CA

DragonFly  Unmanned Aerial Solutions (UAS) is an FAA approved aerial solutions provider. DragonFly is the touchstone for professional grade, high-concept aerial filming. Aeronautical engineering staff + experienced aerial DPs have designed drone systems tailored specifically for the wants and needs of filmmakers.

Drone America - Reno, NV

Drone America proudly designs, manufactures and operates medium to large scale autonomous aircraft. Drone America specializes in remote large area infrastructure, fire survey, cloud seeding research, wildlife management, SAR support, ISR and critical cargo delivery.

Easy Aerial - Brooklyn, NY 

Headquartered in Brooklyn, NY, Easy Aerial specializes in the design, development, manufacturing and software integration of the highest quality, rugged, and fully autonomous aerial monitoring solutions of multi-purpose drones for constant and on-demand surveillance without the need of human intervention.

Flir - Wilsonville, OR

FLIR Systems, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes technologies that enhance perception and awareness. 

Flyt Aerospace - San Jose, CA

Flyt Aerospace is a US company that focuses on building modular payload, long endurance, affordable drones, primarily for US government customers. Our specialty are drones designed for modular payloads that are quick and easy to integrate with new payloads customers want to fly.

Freefly Systems - Woodinville, WA

Freefly Systems is a rapidly growing tech and cinema company representing the intersection of art and technology. Our team consists of industry leading specialists all focused on one task – inventing solutions to allow unrestricted camera movement. 

Full Throttle Aerial - Tomball, TX

An emerging global leader in Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Full Throttle Aerial innovations impact both the manned cargo aviation and the UAS spaces. Full Throttle Aerial, LLC is a 100% USA owned and operated entity, building NDAA compliant solutions. Contact us today at FullThrottleAerial.us.

GESAR, Inc. - Lawrenceville, GA

Professional Long Range VTOL UAS for Security, Surveillance, Aerial CBRN, Aerial EOD

GreenSight - Boston, MA

GreenSight’s industry-leading technology is developed and supported by a team with extensive backgrounds in robotics, autonomous vehicles, spacecraft, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs/drones), advanced communications and other forms of aerospace development as well as agriculture and land management.

Hitec Commercial Solutions - San Diego, CA

Hitec Commercial Solutions is a proud US drone manufacturer based in San Diego, CA. Whether our customers require an off-the-shelf solution or an impressive fleet of specialized unmanned vehicles and peripherals, HCS has your solution. 

Hylio - Richmond, Texas

Hylio creates crop spraying drone systems that are extremely easy to use and reliable. They are proudly American owned and operated and supporting our customers is our top priority.

Inova Drone - San Diego, CA

Inova drone designs, manufactures, and services small Unmanned Aircraft Systems that deliver unprecedented performance, endurance, and reliability.  

Insitu - Bingen, WA 

Insitu is a pioneer in the design, development, production and operation of high-performance, cost-effective unmanned aircraft systems. Insitu is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company and is headquartered in Bingen, Washington with offices in Oregon, California, Australia and the United Kingdom. 

Inspired Flight - San Luis Obispo, CA

Selected to the US Government’s Blue sUAS program, Inspired Flight’s solutions have been thoroughly vetted for use in a variety of National Defense ecosystems. As a critical component of these high-impact applications, Inspired Flight’s top priority will always be the safety and reliability of its aircraft.

Kazien.Aero - San Francisco, CA

We believe in creating the future of agile, efficient and safe aerial robotic sUAV platforms and turn-key solutions for mission critical commercial & government operations that facilitate growth to organizations and professionals.

Lucid Drones - Charlotte, NC

Lucid Drone Technologies is a Charlotte, NC-based robotics company and North America's leader in industrial spray drones for labor-intensive jobs. Founded in 2018, Lucid has set out to provide a Safer, Faster, and Smarter alternative to traditional dull, dirty, and dangerous jobs for residential, commercial and facility properties nationally. 

Lumenier - Sarasota, FL

Lumenier and GetFPV.com are US-based, global leaders in custom manufacturing and online retail of high-performing, premium UAS/UAV/drone equipment.

Matternet - Mountain View, CA

Matternet is the developer of the world’s leading technology platform for on demand aerial delivery in urban environments. The company provides its technology platform as a service to healthcare, e- commerce and logistics organizations. 

Mobile Recon Systems - Grand Forks, ND

Mobile Recon Systems is dedicated to realizing the full potential for unmanned aerial systems (UAS), by providing industry leading drones. That’s why we located in one of America’s centers for UAS — Grand Forks, North Dakota. All our products are designed, assembled, maintained, and supported in the USA.

ModalAI - San Diego, CA 

ModalAI accelerates autonomy by providing innovators with robot and drone perception and communications systems manufactured in the U.S.A. ModalAI’s Blue UAS Framework VOXL autopilots helps manufacturers and independent builders get to market quickly and affordably.

Orion Technology Group - Wilmington, DE

Orion Technology Group (OTG) is an agile global technology innovator, delivering end to end solutions that meet mission critical requirements.

Parallel Flight - La Selva Beach, CA

Parallel Flight Technologies is an industrial-grade drone company with a mission to deliver unmanned systems that save lives, property and the environment. Based La Selva Beach, California, the startup company has developed patent-pending drone technology that will allow drones to carry heavy payloads for over two hours, making it ideal for use in fighting wildfires, search and rescue, healthcare and other mission-critical logistics applications. 

Paladin Drones - Houston, TX

With one computer click, Paladin’s autonomous drone deploys to a 911 call from its remote home base and arrives onsite before first responders. Paladin designed an LTE drone and autonomous software controls and data management to make DFR both effective and straightforward to implement.

Parrot - Boston, MA

ANAFI USA is the latest evolution of Parrot’s extensive experience in developing and bringing to market innovative drone solutions for commercial markets. A trusted name in drones, Parrot’s decade-long experience serving the needs of industries through its hardware and software ecosystems cannot be matched. 

RoboDub - Seattle, WA

Robodub is redefining the very definition of a multi-rotor drone. We have built cutting edge Morphing drone technology which allows the drone to change its shape in mid-flight for increased agility, safety and enhanced dynamic load balancing capability. 

Robotic Research - Clarksburg, MD

Robotic Research is driving the transformation of autonomous operations through innovative, intelligent and integrated systems. These leading-edge systems can provide solutions to the varied and numerous mobility challenges industries face today — and those yet to be imagined.

Saxon Unmanned, Inc. - McPherson, KS

Saxon Aerospace is a leader in Unmanned System Technology located in Kansas USA. As a US Drone manufacturer, our mission is to provide rugged, reliable, and field-tested aircraft to the industry. 

Sentera - Saint Paul, MN

Sentera’s PHX is a highly-reliable, easy-to-use, hand-launchable fixed-wing drone that gives you the ability to view live HD video and capture a wide array of analytic data, including stand count, weed detection, and plant health using the newest variants of the Sentera Double 4K sensor payload.

Shield AI - San Diego, CA

Shield AI's mission is to protect service members and civilians. with artificially intelligent systems. Products that Operationalize AI Today. Shield AI leverages decades worth of research and industry-leading talent to develop cutting-edge artificial intelligence software and systems.

SICDRONE INC. - Scappoose, OR

Professional high-performance sUAS, specializing in aggressive flight dynamics

Sierra Nevada Corporation - Sparks, NV

SNC is an innovative and agile aerospace and defense contractor. We design, manufacture, and enhance spacecraft, aircraft, ground vehicles, electronics, hardware and software, and provide services that serve and empower our astronauts, war fighters, and first responders.

Skydio - San Mateo, CA

Skydio is the leading U.S. drone manufacturer and world leader in autonomous flight technology. Skydio leverages breakthrough AI technology to create the world’s most intelligent flying machines for consumers, enterprises, defense and civilian agencies. 

Skyfish - Stevensville, Montana

Skyfish has developed a deep drone platform technology stack and we design and manufacture our own onboard computer, remote controller, carbon composite airframes, battery charging system, ground station, flight planning and navigation software, and 3D modeling, mapping, and data analytics software. 

Skyfront - Menlo Park, CA 

Skyfront builds hybrid-electric drones that fly for 5 hours, a 10X improvement over battery powered drones, for use in long range infrastructure inspection, surveillance, and SAR missions.

Skypersonic - Troy, MI

Skypersonic is a US based company that has been active in the indoor drone industry since 2014. It produces the Skycopter, a powerful spherical drone for industrial inspections, and an innovative indoor GPS positioning system called Skyloc.

Teal Drones - Salt Lake City, UT 

Teal’s purpose is to enable unmanned systems to be more than just flying cameras. With a strong team and a backbone of venture support, Teal is helping to rebuild America’s sUAS industrial base to compete on a global scale.

Vantage Robotics - San Leandro, CA

Vantage makes UAVs and UAV components for customers, including the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, FBI, NASA, DEA, and CNN.

Vayu - Ann Arbor, MI

Vayu’s mission is to deliver vital supplies anywhere, any time. We build affordable unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for cargo transport over difficult terrain, designed for rural healthcare supply chain and post-disaster aid delivery. 

Vision Aerial - Bozeman, MT

Vision Aerial is a drone manufacturer that engineers and builds unmanned systems designed to increase efficiency, reduce industry risks, and save lives. Since 2013, we’ve been an innovator in creating professional unmanned aerial systems (UAVs) for industrial applications. 

WISPr Systems - Batesville, MS

WISPr Systems is a drone manufacturer providing affordable and reliable drone solutions for commercial drone applications

Workhorse Group - Loveland, Ohio 

The HorseFly™ UAV is a custom built, high-efficiency delivery UAV that is fully integrated with our line of electric delivery trucks. The HorseFly system is designed to conform to the FAA guidelines for UAV operation in the U.S. Most notably, being fully integrated with delivery trucks, the system is designed such that a driver or driver’s assistant can maintain line-of-sight operation of the UAV delivery process.

xCraft - Coeur d'Alene, ID 

xCraft is a US company that designs and manufactures customized unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for enterprise and military markets. xCraft partners with companies in defense, energy, security, public safety, and others to develop tailored applications that solve real-world problems.

Who Else Should Be On This List?

Don’t see your company? We are constantly updating the list to showcase all American drone companies. Visit https://modalai.com/contact to be added to (or removed from) the list.


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*Note: This list is a non-exhaustive list of U.S. drone manufacturers that is routinely updated as new requests are made and is not an endorsement. Be sure to familiarize yourself with your UAV requirements and conduct due diligence before working with a manufacturer.