AeroVironment has introduced the next generation of its Quantix VTOL hybrid drone.
As part of the release, it has also launched its Decision Support System for precision agriculture.
The firm is hoping the enhancements across the Quantix & AV DSS ecosystem deliver a combination of new features, performance improvements and product package offerings.
Designers say the plan was to meet the needs of individual growers, precision ag service providers and large-scale farming operations.
Jeff Rodrian, director of commercial information solutions at AeroVironment, said: “The response from growers to Quantix & AV DSS across the country has been very positive. The ag community values a powerfully simple to use drone and data analytics ecosystem that captures field data quickly, and quantifies it in a format they can act on immediately.”
The VTOL hybrid drone has been purpose-built for crop scouting and can survey up to 400 acres within 45 minutes.
During flight, integrated sensors capture high-resolution colour and multispectral imagery via dual 18MP cameras.