Microdrones has entered into an agreement to market GE’s line of industrial drones globally, providing surveying professionals with powerful new technology that will enable more efficient, high-accuracy operations with enhanced safety. With these new products, GE enters the professional UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) market, and Microdrones will benefit from GE’s industrial market expertise, global reach, and experience in scaling up industrial businesses.
GE’s industrial drone line is manufactured at the Microdrones facility in Siegen, Germany, and the systems will be sold and supported across six continents. All products that are part of the GE industrial drone line are equipped with improvements in flight efficiency, as well as enhanced safety features. The line provides a new addition to Microdrones’ portfolio of surveying solutions, the mdLiDAR1000LR, which allows professionals to collect data from a longer range, covering a greater area per flight and providing an advantage even in steep or treacherous terrain.
The partnership will accelerate deployment of Microdrones survey equipment as an essential tool for the creation and maintenance of digital twins, digital terrain models, maps and other geospatial products. Microdrones solutions are used by professionals in land surveying, construction, precision agriculture, mining, power line inspection, forestry management and more. As part of its long-term commitment to Microdrones, GE has become an investor in the Microdrones parent company, mdGroup, and has committed to continue to invest in the near future.