What we do
BFD Systems is a UAV hardware development and integration company. We create UAV solutions for companies who have needs outside of what is commercially available in the market. We specialize in large industrial multirotors for heavy lift payloads, long endurance flights, gas hybrid UAVs, hydrogen fuel cell, and tethered UAV solutions. There are a number of UAV companies that cater to the mass market, which leaves an underserved group of users who need a more specialized UAV solution. BFD Systems serves that group. BFD Systems works with customers to figure out their needs and then creates a solution to meet them.
BFD Systems offers UAV training, maintenance, repairs, consulting and contracting services. As an integrator, BFD Systems is able to use a wide range of components. This keeps them nimble and quickly adopt the newest technologies We engineer our modular UAV platforms to seamlessly integrate with our customers’ sensors, off-board computing software, and other solutions as their missions require. We are the preferred manufacturing partner of customers in telecom, machine learning, land and resource surveying, cinema, and other industries.
How we’re Different
Every engineer and technician at BFD Systems has been working in the UAV field since multirotors disrupted the scene a decade ago. We didn’t pivot or stumble into the world of multirotor UAS – we helped build it. This real-world experience and perspective results in a better product and better support. As an integrator BFD Systems is able to use a wide range of components, stay nimble and quickly adopt the newest technology; we combine and integrate the best new technologies to work together in one system in ways others have not. With unmatched hands-on experience pioneering best practices and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, BFD Systems is your drone guy’s drone guys.
BFD Systems was started out of necessity. After years of working for a variety of companies, both in the manufacturing world and service providing work world, we noticed there was a major gap in the market. If you want a light duty multirotor, there are plenty of options. If you want a heavy lift system that will do one thing and has a 6 digit price tag, there are a handful of options. But if you want a versatile platform that can be customized to your business's unique needs with American craftsmanship at a competitive price, you may be left behind. BFD Systems works with our clients to take the aircraft R&D and payload integration off their hands so they can focus on developing their sensor, their payload delivery, their flight computer, or whatever else it is they need to put in the sky. Our clients focus on their project, we focus on keeping their project airborne.
The founding members of BFD Systems have a long history of remotely piloted aircraft as a passion and hobby long before it became a carrier path. UAV or drones have been around for decades, but the industry completely changed and was reborn when modern-day multirotors hit the market. The individuals of our team were in the perfect position to catch that wave and were lucky enough to cross paths in the industry before joining together to start BFD.