New generation of UAVs

August 19th, 2013, Published in Articles: PositionIT

The Aibotix Aibot X6 and SwissDrones Dragon 35 are the new generation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). They are crafted to cater to a wide spectrum of applications, providing various safety and productivity benefits for both mining and non-mining scopes of work. The Aibot X6 hexacopter features advanced, multi-sensor, intelligent guidance systems making it one of the safest and easiest to operate commercial UAVs currently on the market. Leica Geosystems and their partners have been awarded worldwide distribution rights for the hexacopter. The Leica SwissDrones dual-rotor UAV, known as the SwissDrones “Dragon 35” boasts superior payload capacity and flying time endurance whilst tightly integrating Leica Geosystems’ multispectral metric camera and imaging technologies. SwissDrones in Switzerland has granted Leica Geosystems the licence for worldwide distribution of the Dragon 35. UAVs are becoming increasingly important in many of the applications served by Leica Geosystems’ solutions. The clear safety and productivity benefits when UAV technology is used for aerial mapping and imagery in mining has become a much sought-after alternative to the costly and time-consuming piloted aeroplane and helicopter solutions currently used.

Contact Stefana Vella, Leica Geosystems Mining, stefana.vella@leica-geosystems.com

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