Percepto passed level 5 hurricane testing at Florida International University Wall of Wind.

The Times of Israel press_ Shoshanna Solomon: “Israeli startup Percepto, a maker of industrial drones, said that its Sparrow drone-in-a-box system been proven to be able to withstand winds of up to 150 mph, making it suitable to fly in the immediate aftermath of hurricanes to assess damage on the ground.

The drone developed by the Modiin-based startup has passed level 5 hurricane testing at the Florida International University Wall of Wind, which performs hurricane mitigation research by testing out technologies in high wind conditions. The drone solution is the first one to pass this level of testing, the startup said in a statement on Thursday, making it “the most rugged drone-in-a-box system on the market.” The Sparrow drone platform is able to land in high winds and in snow.”

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