Draganfly, Inc. (CSE: DFLY) (OTCQB: DFLYF)


AeroVironment and Draganfly Announce Teaming Agreement for Distribution of Quantix Mapper to Commercial Markets

Simi Valley, CA and Raleigh, NC – March 17, 2020 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), and Draganfly, Inc. (CSE: DFLY) (OTCQB: DFLYF) (FSE: 3U8), an award-winning, industry-leading manufacturer within the commercial unmanned aerial systems (“UAS”), remotely piloted aircraft systems (“RPAS”), and unmanned vehicle sectors, today announced a teaming agreement for Draganfly’s distribution of AeroVironment’s Quantix Mapper systems to commercial markets worldwide. The agreement also includes the continuation of other contract engineering services provided by Draganfly to AeroVironment.


Under the teaming agreement, AeroVironment will provide Draganfly sales, marketing collateral, and product technical support for the Quantix Mapper system. Draganfly will provide e-commerce, enterprise and direct sales operations, and oversee development of a network of resellers and strategic distribution partners worldwide.


In advance of the approaching agriculture season in the Northern Hemisphere, Draganfly has procured a significant number of Quantix Mapper systems from AeroVironment. Draganfly plans to expand commercial distribution of Quantix Mapper to the Southern Hemisphere over the next year, and to other industries including environmental resource management, oil & gas, construction, insurance, and public safety.


“Quantix Mapper represents the combination of drone operation, high-resolution imaging and geo-tagging into the first ‘drone as an app’ solution that makes data collection as easy as using a tablet computer,” said Rick Pedigo, AeroVironment vice president of sales and business development. “As a leader in the commercial and first responder drone market, Draganfly is uniquely positioned to deliver the value of Quantix Mapper to customers in multiple market segments to help save lives, protect property, increase productivity and enhance safety.”


“Draganfly has been manufacturing and distributing innovative, multi-rotor and fixed wing drones for commercial applications around the world for 22 years. We were truly impressed with the ease of use, performance, and reliability of AeroVironment’s hybrid Quantix Mapper system” said Patrick Imbasciani, Draganfly’s chief operating officer. “Flying 400 acres in less than 45 minutes on one battery is remarkable. Programming flights by simply drawing a shape on a tablet screen map, selecting an altitude, and following a few prompts, is so easy. Built in visual and multispectral sensors and the ability to take off and land almost anywhere, allow this drone to be used for a variety of applications right out of the box. Equally exciting, is the competitive price.”


Quantix Mapper is a simple to use drone empowering users through its fully-automated operation and instant insight. Its hybrid design allows the aircraft to launch vertically and transition to horizontal flight, maximizing aerodynamic efficiency and range. Users can immediately view high resolution imagery on the included Operating Tablet – no other devices, internet or additional software required. With the touch of a button, users can quickly and safely generate up-to-date maps for infield assessment. Whether assessing crop health during key stages, or damage from storm, flood or fire, Quantix Mapper makes it easy to gather accurate images across a large area, assess and react to the situation with precision and speed.


For more information and to order Quantix Mapper, please visit: www.draganfly.com/quantix


About AeroVironment, Inc. AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) provides customers with more actionable intelligence so they can proceed with certainty. Based in California, AeroVironment is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems and tactical missile systems, and serves defense, government and commercial customers. For more information visit www.avinc.com.


About Draganfly


Draganfly Inc. (CSE: DFLY; OTCQB: DFLYF; FSE: 3U8) is the creator of cutting-edge, autonomous systems and software that revolutionize the way people do business. Recognized as being at the forefront of technology for 22 years, Draganfly is an awardwinning, industry-leading manufacturer within the commercial UAS and RPAS space, serving the public safety, agriculture, industrial inspections and mapping and surveying markets. Draganfly is a company driven by passion, ingenuity and the need to provide efficient solutions and first-class services to its customers around the world with the goal of saving time, money and lives.


For more information on Draganfly, please visit www.draganfly.com. For additional investor information visit https://www.thecse.com/en/listings/technology/draganfly-inc, https://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/DFLYF/overview or https://www.boersefrankfurt.de/aktie/draganfly-inc.


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Vancouver, BC –  March 12, 2020  – Draganfly Inc. (CSE: DFLY) (OTCQB: DFLYF) (FSE: 3U8) (“Draganfly” or the “Company”), an award-winning, industry-leading manufacturer within the commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (“UAV”), Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (“RPAS”), and unmanned vehicle sector (“UVS”), today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Molly Wilkinson as an advisory member to its Board.


Molly Wilkinson served as a political appointee under President George W. Bush from 2003-2009 which included service at the US Department of Defense with almost a year in Iraq. She held senior advisor roles within the US Department of Labor, the US General Services Administration and was Chief of Staff at the US Small Business Administration. Ms. Wilkinson also had a distinguished record of service on Capitol Hill where she served as Republican General Counsel for the full Senate Homeland Security and Staff Director for Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight.


Ms. Wilkinson was named Vice President, Regulatory Affairs at American Airlines in January 2018 where she is responsible for the airline’s regulatory affairs practice.


“We are very excited to have Molly join our board of advisors. She brings extensive government experience and leadership expertise to our board in addition to complementing our existing advisory board members. The depth and breadth of knowledge that she brings to our team will help fuel our future growth,” said Cameron Chell, Draganfly CEO.


“I am honoured to have been asked to join Draganfly’s board of advisors,” said Ms. Wilkinson. “Draganfly is an extraordinary company that is leading in innovation and has a strong vision for their future. I am looking forward to being part of this extremely talented team.”


Molly earned a bachelor’s degree from the College of Holy Cross and Juris Doctor from Albany Law School in Albany, New York.


Draganfly Board of Directors appointed Former White House Chief of Staff and US Secretary of Transportation Andrew H. Card as Director of the company in November 2019 and Julie Myers Wood, Presidential Appointee and Former Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security to the Draganfly board of advisors on March 3, 2020.


About Draganfly


Draganfly Inc. (CSE: DFLY; OTCQB: DFLYF; FSE: 3U8) is the creator of quality, cutting-edge, UVS and software that revolutionizes the way people do business. Recognized as being at the forefront of technology for over 21 years, Draganfly is an award-winning, industry-leading manufacturer within the commercial UAV and UVS space, serving the public safety, agriculture, industrial inspections and mapping and surveying markets. Draganfly is a company driven by passion, ingenuity and the need to provide efficient solutions and first-class services to its customers around the world with the goal of saving time, money and lives.


For more information on Draganfly, please visit us at www.draganfly.com.
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About Draganfly

For more than two decades, Draganfly has been a leader in the professional drone industry, supporting our clients with enterprise drone solutions, contract engineering services, custom software, professional UAV services, and more. Learn more about our legacy and the people who got us where we are today.

A 20+ year history of drone innovation

From public safety to pop culture, Draganfly has shaped not just the UAV industry, but the way people around the world work and live. Here are just some of our milestones since we were founded in 1998

Breaking ground with international firsts

Draganfly has a legacy of leading the professional drone industry. Here are a few of our most groundbreaking firsts
>> In 1999, we released the first commercialized quadrotor UAV.
>> In 2001, we released the first multi-rotor UAV with an integrated camera system.
>> 2013, the Draganflyer X4-ES was credited as the world’s first sUAS to save a person’s life.
>> In 2016, Draganfly became the first company to have multiple UAV systems deemed Transport Canada Compliant.

Earning news coverage

Draganfly technology has appeared in Time Magazine’s “Rise of the Drones” issue, the New York Times feature article “How It Works: Gyroscopes That Don’t Spin Make It Easy to Hover,” and National Geographic’s article on UAVs used in emergency services.

Receiving awards and recognitions

Our drone software, tech, and team have been honored with:
>> International Academy of Science’s Top 10 Finalists for Technology of the Year for Draganfly Tango (2007)
>> Popular Science’s “Best of What’s New” Award in the Aviation & Space category for Draganflyer X6 (2008)
>> The Ernest C. Manning Award nomination, Canada’s most prestigious innovation award, for found Zenon Dragan (2014)

Improving public safety


Draganfly has a long history of using drone technology to aid the police in keeping the public safe. In 2009, Ontario Provincial Police’s Forensic Identification Unit used the Draganflyer X6 to collect evidence in a homicide investigation, making this the first use of a commercial UAV for emergency services in North America . In 2013, the Draganflyer X6 was featured in the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on “The Future of Drones in America: Law Enforcement and Privacy Considerations,” which laid the ground-work for police drone usage and policy. And in 2014, the Draganflyer X4-ES located missing hikers lost in a heavily wooded area outside Halifax, Nova Scotia, showing the world how this technology can be used to save lives in real-world applications.

Enhancing major museums

Draganfly drones are featured in numerous museums around the world, including the National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, D.C., the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, and the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry.

Shaping pop culture

Draganfly drones have been featured on several television shows and movies, including “The Simpsons,” “Ripley’s Believe It or Not,” Disney’s “Inspector Gadget 2,” and A&E’s “Bigfoot Captured” TV special, which used the Draganflyer to collect aerial footage while searching for this curious creature.

An unmatched passion for UAV engineering

Draganfly is a business built by experts; our team comprises leaders in the industry who have decades of experience in robotics, aviation, and model building, as well as a genuine passion for building the world’s best flying machines.

Our team does great work because we care about our partners, but also because we just love what we do. We view UAV engineering as an art and a science; building industrial drones that change the world takes equal parts artisan craftsmanship and technical prowess. When we get to work every day, we challenge ourselves with one question: how can we make better, lighter, more reliable drones that improve the way we live?

A commitment and care for our partners

At Draganfly, we operate by a few guiding principles that put our partners at the center of everything we do. We don’t produce commercial drones in mass quantities; we design and manufacture professional drones for specific use cases. We don’t measure success by sales; we measure it by customer success. And we don’t sell our services if we can’t do the job well; we only make decisions and drones we can be proud of.

We work with our partners to understand their problems and workflows as well as they do so we can craft the perfect solution that fits into their existing operations. And we begin product and platform agnostic; this allows us to avoid prescriptive problem solving as we focus on building custom solutions tailored for the needs of the end user.

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