Drone Response Unit

Go anywhere. See Everything.

Designed and built by Venari’s Specialist Vehicle Operations (SVO) team, the new Venari DRU (Drone Response Unit) is the first comprehensive, dedicated drone vehicle in the UK. Packed with world-class technology, providing game-changing relevance to UAS teams.


Equipped with the latest drone technology, the DRU has a bespoke quick-release and ready-to-fly drone mechanism, which enables onboard aircraft – such as the DJI M30 Series and M300 RTK – to remain fully assembled and prepped for rapid deployment when it matters most. 

The DRU also contains a built-in DJI AeroScope RF drone detection unit, real-time weather station, temperature-controlled battery charging area, air suspension, onboard welfare facilities, a command and control station, and a 43″ QLED monitor with picture-in-picture display, Bluetooth monitor mirroring and USB/ HDMI input – used to display the live feed from the drone for command-and-control purposes.

The vehicle is 4G/5G enabled and capable of unlimited run times thanks to its onboard generator (which also offers drone battery charging). Internal and external lighting has been created to allow for 360-degree illumination at take-off & landing, as well as ‘night mode’ – replacing all white light with red light, proven to have a lesser effect on night sight adjustment.


The Venari DRU also offers: 

Layer 1 drone detection system for airspace awareness and monitoring.

Temperature-controlled compartment, ensuring batteries maintain optimum temperature to deploy instantly and regulate while charging.

D-RTK base station compatible for quick deployment.

360-degree CCTV and GNSS tracker for fleet monitoring and location awareness.

Integrated boiling vessel for personnel welfare purposes.




heliguy™ is the leading drone company, headquartered in the UK and supplying and supporting drone programmes around the world.

Facilitating end-to-end workflows, heliguy™’s offering includes proof of concept, consultancy, hardware supply, UK CAA-approved drone training and industry-specific closed courses – including dedicated surveying/GIS and emergency services training – an OSC consultancy, in-house repairs, R&D lab, drone defence, and in-house GIS specialists.

Partnering with heliguy™ has faciliated in the creation of a Drone Response Vehicle, purpose built with the UAS market.