AirMap’s New Business Unit, AirMap Defense Group, Supplying Mission-Critical Technologies to the US Department of Defense

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — August 25, 2020 — AirMap, the leading digital airspace and automation company serving the drone economy, has established the AirMap Defense Group (ADG), a new business unit providing mission-critical technologies to the defense and security markets.

AirMap Defense Group creates dual-use technologies for commercial and national defense use. It is responsible for AirMap’s DoD projects, including the AirMap AirBoss platform, which provides a tactical intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) solution for small quadcopters.

"Using American-built technologies, ADG tailors AirMap's innovative commercial systems for the public sector, with a focus on improving critical DoD operations," said Larry Berkin, AirMap’s Executive Vice President of Business and Corporate Development and GM of the AirMap Defense Group.

AirMap has formed the ADG Advisory Council to provide strategic guidance to the new unit. Founding members of the Advisory Council are:

  • General Robert B. Neller (Retired), who served as the 37th Commandant of the Marine Corps and commanded Platoon through Service HQs as a career Infantry Officer.
  • Major General George B. Harrison (Retired), former commander of the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center at Kirtland Air Force Base.
  • Colonel Edward G. “Edge” Gibbons (Retired), former US Army Infantry Officer who served in the 82nd Airborne Division, the 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized), and the 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized).

"I am honored to welcome this esteemed group of distinguished veterans to our advisory council,” said Larry Berkin. “They bring extensive knowledge that will guide ADG’s strategic direction.”

About AirMap Defense Group

AirMap Defense Group (ADG) is AirMap’s defense & security business unit focused on providing mission-critical technologies to the US Department of Defense. Adopting innovative drone services is crucial to maintaining the U.S. military’s technological advantage. ADG provides secure, scalable, and cost-effective solutions that help government agencies fill technology gaps, drive efficiencies, and perform essential operations. To learn more, visit

About AirMap

AirMap is the leading digital airspace and automation company serving the drone economy. Airspace authorities and enterprises rely on the AirMap platform to safely operate drones in low altitude airspace and deliver critical business insights. AirMap offers best-in-class mission planning, flight and capture, and dataflow automation solutions to enterprises and third-party solution providers, who can connect their applications to AirMap's open developer platform. AirMap’s UTM and U-space products are deployed in the Czech Republic, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland, and the United States, and available in over 30 countries. The company serves a global community of over 300,000 operators and 3,000 registered developers. AirMap is committed to advancing Urban Air Mobility (UAM) through ongoing standards development work, global research initiatives, and industry collaboration. Learn more at


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