SwissDrones’ UAV rotocraft has won a challenge set by French energy firm RTE to inspect power lines remotely.
A number of drone operators entered the challenge but only SwissDrones made it to the field test stage.
During the test, SwissDrones’ mini helicopter overflew a 2km stretch of power lines collecting imagery data.
Engineers then inspected the photos to check they were high quality enough to show the defect in the power line.
A statement from the UAV company said: “SwissDrones has successfully delivered the requested results (highest-resolution images of defects captured in a continuous fly-by) in a recent challenge of the French power-line operator RTE. Thank you to our partners PhaseOne and GGS, as well as RTE for the good collaboration.”