DJI, Leica and Aibotix to ‘unlock’ aerial surveying


by Anthony Wallace o

A recent market report by ADS Reports estimates that by 2022 the international drone market (also known as RPAS or UAV) will reach USD 21.23 billion, growing at a rate of about 20 percent annually. With market reports regularly supporting this huge growth, manufacturers of drone technologies have been looking to secure market share by establishing strategic partnerships with organisations that may otherwise be competitors.

This was the case again this week when the world’s largest drone manufacturer DJI teamed up with Leica Geosystems and its subsidiary Aibotix to combine their technology portfolios in the aim of driving RPAS adoption in the surveying and construction industries.

Based out of Shenzhen, China, DJI have rapidly risen from a start-up to the leading drone hardware supplier the world over. DJI is most famous for the popular Phantom drone range as well as its growing professional-grade range, the current models of which are now supported by collision avoidance technology.

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