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Know Your Drone Manufacturer

Autel Robotics

Autel Robotics was founded in 2014 with the goal of developing drone technology for users across recreational and commercial platforms. Autel started with the X-Star in 2015 and solidified their presence in the industry with the EVO series. They are an American company, but they are owned by Autel Intelligent Technology in China. The parent company makes automotive diagnostic tools.




Teal was founded by Thiel Fellow George Matus in 2015. They launched with Teal Sport and Teal One consumer drones, the first of their kind to be manufactured in the United States. What began as a Utah-based operation has grown into the enterprise and government sectors with Golden Eagle, a U.S. government-approved drone designed for reconnaissance, public safety, and inspection applications.

Vantage Robotics

Vantage Robotics designs and builds their products at their headquarters in San Leandro California to maintain control over design, production, and quality. They also service their products in the same facility.



Skydio is an American robotics and artificial intelligence company that has created an autonomous drone. The company announced and launched its first product, Skydio R1 in 2018. Skydio’s headquarters and manufacturing facilities are in Redwood City, CA.

Parrot SA

Parrot SA is a French wireless products manufacturer company based in Paris, France. It was founded in 1994 by Christine/M De Tourvel, Jean-Pierre Talvard and Henri Seydoux. Since 2017, it has focused exclusively on drone manufacturing. Most Parrot products are designed in France and built in China with the exception of the Anafi USA which is manufactured in Massachusetts.


Teledyne FLIR LLC

FLIR is a subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies and specializes in the design and production of thermal imaging cameras and sensors. Its main customers are governments and in 2020. The company has offices, manufacturing, and/or research and development facilities in Nashua, New Hampshire, Goleta, California, North Billerica, Massachusetts, Orlando, Florida, Bozeman, Montana, Stillwater, Oklahoma, Arlington County, Virginia, Chelmsford, Massachusetts, Ventura, California, and more.


Chinese technology company headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong, with manufacturing facilities throughout the world. DJI manufactures commercial unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) for aerial photography and videography. It also designs and manufactures camera gimbals, action cameras, camera stabilizers, flight platforms, propulsion systems and flight control systems.