Delair has released of a new drone platform specifically optimised for the agriculture industry, the Delair UX11 Ag.
Built on the foundation of the successful Delair UX11 fixed-wing UAV, the new version combines long-range/BVLOS flight operations with highly accurate survey-grade mapping and plant data collection capabilities.
The UX11 Ag uses enhanced centimetre-level geolocation along with operational characteristics, as part of its aim to become a cost-effective solution for large area farming and forestry.
The full-featured drone includes sensing technologies and a multispectral camera for plant-level measuring, including bird level, biomass and chlorophyll.
It supports a productivity-oriented workflow for long-range, multi-field and multi-flight operations and enables real time review of data, providing even more efficiency for analysing while in the field.
Michaël de Lagarde, co-founder and CEO of Delair, said: “The Delair UX11-Ag directly addresses an opportunity in the fast-growing agriculture and forestry segment with a solution that uniquely meets the productivity and ease-of-use requirements of these operations. It fills the void that exists between traditional small-scale solutions such as flight-time-limited quadcopters, and the limited resolution and agility through satellites.”
He added: “We have built on a proven foundation of our UX11 model and created a platform that is both cost effective and high performing to deliver very precise and actionable insights for agricultural stakeholders of all kinds of crops.”
Last week Delair announced an agreement to acquire the key assets of Airware, a developer of software analytics tools for drone data, one month after the company ceased operating.
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