The joint venture, 3DR Government Services, is focused on serving security and open platform needs of US government customers and their vendors.
Focused on construction, engineering, and public safety, 3DR Government Services will combine Yuneec’s UAV system expertise with 3DR’s software.
The first available product will be the Yuneec 3DR H520-G, available in October.
It will include a complete Site Scan platform integrated with a custom version of the Dronecode-based Yuneec H520 sUAS.
It also includes a simplified and smaller controller designed for Apple’s iOS devices, and works with both Autodesk and Esri platforms.
3DR and Yuneec have experience in supplying UAS solutions to US government agencies and contractors having worked closely with the US Department of the Interior, the Department of Energy and many public safety organizations in the past.
CEO at 3DR, Chris Anderson, said: “This joint venture cements a strong relationship that goes back to the start of Dronecode and the shared belief that an open software platform would help the drone industry grow and mature faster, just as it has in so many other industries.
He added: “For US government customers who are increasingly looking for US-based trusted solutions, this combination of global leaders in hardware and software provides the best of both worlds.”