World energy leader GE and global mapping solutions provider Microdrones have partnered to bring GE industrial drones to market.
The worldwide licensing partnership will allow Microdrones to “bring the GE industrial drone line to market globally, providing professionals access to powerful aerial surveying technology that will enable them to work more efficiently, accurately, safely and profitably,” says a Microdrones press release.
The partenrship represents GE’s first entry into the commercial drone market: but the company has been developing their drone solutions for years, announcing the formation of GE Aviation in 2017. In 2019, the company announced that they would integrate Auterion’s opensource software into their growing line of commercial aircraft. Now, says the press release, “the GE industrial drone line adds an impressive new product to the existing Microdrones technology portfolio. The mdLiDAR1000LR system helps professionals collect data from a longer…