Airobotics will open its US headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona as part of its expansion into the US.
The Israeli start-up will use the new base to run operations for North, South and Central America.
Airobotics has created a data-driven, fully automated drone system which enables users to collect data from a variety of fields.
The company is headquartered in Israel and has offices in Australia, as well as additional operations in Chile and New Caledonia.
The Scottsdale office is intended to become the company’s global headquarters as Airobotics continues to scale.
BHP, a world leader in mining, is Airobotics’ first customer in the US.
Ran Krauss, CEO and co-founder at Airobotics, said: “When deciding where to launch our first US office, Arizona was the top choice for us as it has a strong mining industry, great weather conditions for drone testing, and potential partners we’re excited to work with.”
He added: “The drive for digitalisation is vital as companies look for ways to improve productivity and business, which can lead to higher profits that flow back to the state, as well as create new types of jobs related to aerial data, data analysis, development and remote operations.
Airobotics has recently been honoured by The Wall Street Journal as one of its Top 25 Tech Companies to Watch in 2018 and as one of the world’s ‘Most Innovative Companies’ by Fast Company.
The Israeli-based company plans to grow the Scottsdale team to 80 employees by the end of 2019, focusing on recruiting local technology, operations and sales talent.