Revolutionizing Inspections: Valmont’s 5G-Enabled Drones
Valmont Industries has set a new industry record by conducting a 77-mile beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) drone operation, facilitated by T-Mobile’s 5G network. This revolutionary development, enabled by the largest and fastest 5G network in the U.S., enhances the efficiency of remote data collection and sharing, transforming sectors such as agriculture, infrastructure monitoring, and disaster relief.
Valmont’s BVLOS operation marks a significant advancement in the field of infrastructure inspections. Traditional methods often require manned aircraft or ground-based assessments, both of which are resource-intensive and potentially dangerous.
With the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) increasingly granting waivers for BVLOS drone operations, Valmont, one of the first beneficiaries of these waivers, is leading the way in the industry.
The BVLOS flight from Childress to Aspermont, Texas, which was completed in under three hours, utilized a Harris Aerial H6E drone…