The Vanilla Aircrafts long dwell time and range is a game-changer in persistent surveillance and reconnaissance as a Group 3 UAS. The Surveillance industry has dramatically embraced drones to provide multi-use monitoring, AI and other emerging technologies to compliment the mobile capabilities of UAV’s.  The Agriculture UAV industry is rapidly expanding into crop monitoring, land imaging and crop spraying to help farmers with increasing their crop yields

An estimated $9 billion is currently being spent each year in the commercial industry and current estimates see this industry growing to over $15 Billion by 2024 with huge increases in industrial inspection.  Quick and uncomplicated inspections can be performed with the help of drones. Compared to conventional methods i.e. using helicopters, industrial climbers and rope access technology, scaffolding, cranes, etc. the use of drones is much more time-efficient. UAV inspections are dramatically more cost-efficient and faster. The shorter duration of the inspection also means shorter downtimes and more profitability for the plant conducting the inspection.


Pipeline Monitoring

Agriculture Monitoring

Oil Platform Monitoring

Industrial Monitoring Market

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The Agricultural UAV is rapidly growing industry, estimated to reach almost $1 Billion by 2024.   These drones can be used to the farming industry to monitor crop growth and increase crop yields. By using advanced imaging capabilities and seed and pesticide applicators farmers can stay on top of their vast fields while having a real-time picture of their farms efficiency. Advanced sensors, digital imaging and spraying capabilities can enable farmers use these drones to help them gather a richer picture of their fields. Information gathered from such equipment may prove useful in increasing crop yields and farm efficiency.  

Agricultural UAV’s enable farmers to see their fields from a birds-eye-view, which can expose many issues such as insects, plant infestations, irrigation problems and soil challenges.  Multispectral imaging shows a near infrared view as well as a visual spectrum view. The combination shows the farmer the differences between healthy and unhealthy plants, a difference not always clearly visible to the naked eye. Thus, these views can assist in assessing crop growth and production. With the Gryphon Dynamics AgriDrone, farmers have a 10L tank sprayer mounted to the drone to dramatically reduced costs in controlled spray applications.

With complicated structures such as power lines, cell towers, oil and gas pipelines, railways and so many others are all made easier, safer, and more efficient with unmanned aerial systems.  Large, complex structures are best surveyed from the air and UAV applications are being widely embraced worldwide to accomplish this need.


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