Fugro is partnering with Australian drone manufacturer Carbonix to establish a new long-range drone capability.
This is Fugro’s first partnership working towards long-range beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) missions, bolstering the company’s existing GIS capability.
Carbonix, which will supply Volanti and Ottano VTOL drones over the next 27 months, will support Fugro’s Australian long-range maritime and land projects from the sky, using state-of-the-art aerial surveying and data capture technology, while integrating with Fugro’s remote operation centres.
“The partnership with Fugro will allow both our companies to align in enhancing their existing capabilities and market opportunities,” said Philip van der Burg, CEO Carbonix.
“It’s exciting to see how our vision aligns with our industry partner’s investments, their resources, and the future of their capability.”
“As Fugro continues to expand its remote operations capabilities into the Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) sector, the Carbonix partnership helps to ensure we continue to offer our clients the latest technology available,” added Paul Mullins, Director of Remote Operations APAC/IRM Operations Manager Fugro.
“The RPA advancements provided by Carbonix combined with Fugro’s remote operations infrastructure and expertise create the ideal habitat to progress BVLOS operations in Australia.”