Through a strategic investment, FLIR is now the exclusive UAS thermal technology provider for DroneBase’s inspection services, as well as the official small UAS thermal imaging training provider for its enterprise pilot network through the FLIR Infrared Training Center (ITC).
DroneBase is a global operations company that gives businesses access to a large UAS pilot network, according to a news release. DroneBase pilots have completed more than 100,000 commercial missions in more than 70 countries, providing services for a variety of industries.
“Our investment in DroneBase helps expand the adoption of FLIR thermal imaging technology by putting it in the hands of more pilots who fly drones every day,” said Jim Cannon, President and CEO of FLIR. “DroneBase’s enterprise pilot network will receive training by professional thermographers, enabling DroneBase to offer specialized thermal inspection services for customers on a wider scale, and creating an opportunity for FLIR to incorporate additional service offerings through DroneBase in the future.”
FLIR and DroneBase will work together to develop specialized training for DroneBase pilots via the FLIR ITC, creating an exclusive pilot network through a DroneBase certification process.
“Through FLIR’s strategic investment in DroneBase, we are now able to offer scalable thermal solutions to enterprises of any size,” said Dan Burton, CEO and Founder of DroneBase, according to the release. “This access to valuable data will allow stakeholders to make better decisions about their most critical assets. Like myself, many DroneBase pilots relied on FLIR products when they served in the military. This integration will offer military veterans a chance to work with FLIR again and leverage their training in their civilian lives.”