Terra Drone Corporation is building on its global presence with investment into KazUAV.
The move means that the Kazakhstan-based firm joins Terra Drone’s network of over 25 group companies and technology partners across the globe.
Established in 2016, KazUAV has provided GIS services to several government agencies and private companies.
Last year, at the request of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), KazUAV mapped six airports in the country, totalling a surveyed area of 4 million hectares.
The drone company is also registered to provide surveillance drone services to the Kazakhstani Special Forces.
Now, as part of its involvement with Terra Drone, KazUAV will leverage technologies to provide a myriad of drone-based services and solutions in Kazakhstan.
The provided services will include onshore/offshore infrastructure inspections, tanks inspections, and non-destructive testing for the oil and gas industry.
KazUAV will also continue to provide mapping and GIS services to the construction and agriculture sectors, apart from offering drone-based surveillance in emergencies like wildfires and floods.
The company will also sell drones, sensors, and other related hardware to local customers.
CEO at Terra Drone Corporation, Toru Tokushige, commented: “With 3% of the world’s total oil reserves in Kazakhstan, the production of oil and gas in the country is witnessing a year-on-year increase. As a leading provider of drone-based solutions for the oil and gas industry, the time is ripe for Terra Drone to gain a footing in Central Asia with this investment.”
Garkushin Eugeniy, CEO at KazUAV added: “The goal to become the top drone company in the world is incredibly complex and ambitious. We are very pleased that having assessed our results and potential, Terra Drone chose KazUAV as its partner in the Republic of Kazakhstan. Thanks to this step, all advanced foreign technologies will be available to our customers in surveying, power generation, construction, oil and gas, and other areas. Kazakhstan will now become part of the global unmanned aircraft community as one of the youngest but largest markets.”