KS-based drone company AgEagle has acquired Measure, provider of Ground Control drone operations software.
The combination cash and stock transaction for Measure, valued at $45 million, is the latest move in publicly-traded AgEagle Aerial Systems (NYSE American: UAVS) efforts to “become the company of choice for end-to-end drone solutions,” says a company release.
AgEagle was founded in 2010 as a services provider to the agriculture industry. Measure was founded in 2014 as a drone services provider with a franchise model. Both companies have evolved with the drone industry: AgEagle now offers drone manufacturing and development services, drone delivery services, and software and services for the agriculture sector, including a specialty offering for hemp farmers. AgEagle acquired multispectral sensor company MicaSense in January of this year, bringing them into the sensor space.
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