French solar-powered drone startup takes flight in Australia
Toulouse-based startup Sunbirds has set up an office, assembly workshop and maintenance centre in Brisbane. The company is providing solar-powered drones and drone-as-a-service solutions to surveyors, cattle stations and environmental monitoring companies. August 16, 2019 Marija Maisch
Australia’s vast agricultural properties and progressive airspace regulations have proved attractive for French sun-powered drone manufacturer Sunbirds, leading the company to set up operations in the country. The firm brings to the market a wide range of fixed-wing drones and sensors, which can be used across many industries, including forestry, livestock farming and mining.
Sunbirds says its flagship product is able to fly 10 times longer and farther than other drones.”Sunbirds’ solar-powered drone can fl ...