The top drone service provider rankings have been prepared by commercial drone market research and analytics company Drone Industry Insights
Commercial drone market research and analytics company Drone Industry Insights (DRONEII) has released its 2020 rankings of the world’s top drone service providers, and Terra Drone Corporation has moved up to the top on the list. Japan-based Terra Drone was ninth in 2018 before climbing to second in 2019.
Terra Drone has provided inspection and survey services as well as delivery and security services using drones to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Looking ahead of the future, the company has been developing and testing unmanned traffic management (UTM) in collaboration with major corporations. Its portfolio company, Unifly has signed with Canada’s civil air navigation service provider, NAV CANADA, to deliver it its UTM solution in the country.
In Europe, Terra Drone has expanded by making a large-scale investment in Skytools, a Dutch drone service company, thereby collaborating with other European group companies to provide higher-quality drone services to European private companies and government agencies.
Group company Terra Inspectioneering has been awarded a confined space inspection contract for the Netherlands and Belgium by Dutch multinational tank storage company Vopak.
ATLAS C4EYE, a fixed-wing mini tactical drone developed by Terra Drone company C-Astral Aerospace, has successfully completed the 2020 Expeditionary Organic Tactical Airborne ISR Capability Set (EOTACS) evaluation conducted by the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).
In South East Asia, Terra Drone Malaysia opened in June 2020, and Terra Drone Indonesia has grown significantly and completed many projects including pipeline monitoring and flare stack inspection for major energy companies including Chevron. The expansion in Indonesia has also seen new capabilities being launched including drone based Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and drone based LiDAR surveying within the Terra Drone developed Terra Lidar system.
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