Partnership will allow customers to package services from both providers at a discount

SOARIZON by Thales, the integrated drone operations technology provider, and Iris Automation, the leading detect-and-avoid (DAA) technology, today announced the formation of a new partnership. Together the companies will provide customers with Iris Automation’s leading DAA technology to enable Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations paired with SOARIZON’s complete drone operations management platform.

Based in San Francisco, Iris Automation is the market leader in DAA technology for UAS. Its modular system, Casia, is the first commercially available computer vision detect-and-avoid solution to enable BVLOS operations for autonomous vehicles. Casia enables a drone to truly understand and react to the aviation environment around it as if a pilot were on board.

SOARIZON’s partnership with Iris Automation supports the ambitions of both companies to promote safer use of the skies. The alliance will enable innovative testing and safe BVLOS projects, bringing together mission planning, compliance, remote ID and DAA capabilities, unlocking the future of unmanned flight for everyone.

With the SOARIZON ecosystem taking care of all aspects of drone operational planning, compliance and security, this new collaboration will enable organizations to push the boundaries of what’s possible with drones with new and innovative use cases.

Ben Orcan, Partnerships Manager at SOARIZON, said of the partnership:

“We are thrilled to work with Iris Automation. The Casia system is the first of its kind and is at the forefront of innovation in unmanned flight. We already have exciting projects planned as part of this partnership and we look forward to demonstrating what our combined expertise and capabilities can achieve to further advance the drone economy.”

Tamiko Sianen, Strategic Partnerships Manager at Iris Automation, said:

“SOARIZON is a leader in the drone industry, building the tools to meet the safety needs of operators and the public. Together, we are enabling scaled BVLOS operations by providing tactical deconfliction for customers in support of the services provided by SOARIZON.”


As part of the partnership, the two companies will provide a mutual discount on their products and services. SOARIZON users get a discount to Casia software licenses and Casia customers will get a discount on SOARIZON’s paid plans.

About SOARIZON by Thales:

SOARIZON empowers scaled UAS operations through its secure, compliant and efficient ecosystem. Combining best in class mapping capabilities, NOTAMs, airspace data, and full risk assessment tools, SOARIZON enables enterprises of all sizes to maintain a full view of all drone operations, from planning through to approval and delivery.

Find out more and sign up for free at SOARIZON.io.

About Iris Automation:

Iris Automation is building a computer-vision-based avoidance system that helps drones see the world how pilots do. The company is based in San Francisco and is led by a team with experience at NASA, Boeing, and Nvidia, including PhDs in computer vision. Iris is a key partner on multiple FAA UAS Integration Pilot Programs, a participant of NASA’s Unmanned Traffic Management program and a participant of Transport Canada’s BVLOS Technology Demonstration Program. Learn more at www.irisonboard.com

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