FLIR Systems invests in global UAS operations company DroneBase

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FLIR Systems has made a strategic investment in global UAS operations company DroneBase. 

​Through DroneBase, businesses have access to one of the largest UAS pilot networks. 

With this investment, FLIR will be the exclusive provider of thermal product technologies and the official small UAS thermal imaging training provider for the DroneBase enterprise pilot network through the FLIR Infrared Training Center (ITC).

“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,” says 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.”

Having completed over 100,000 commercial missions in more than 70 countries, DroneBase and its pilots have provided services across a variety of industries including residential and commercial real estate, insurance, and media.

FLIR and DroneBase will work together to develop specialized training for DroneBase pilots through the FLIR ITC, which will establish 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,” says Dan Burton, CEO and founder of DroneBase.

“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.”