The south of France is a region famous for its wine. In the near future, this fame might get to the next level as local winemakers are actively implementing innovations in their industry. Today, you can already find drones identifying sick plants, creating agricultural maps and predicting crop yields in the Fronton province.
Winemakers are using the Delair UX11 drone, manufactured by a startup of the same name. The device has a length of 110 cm and a weight of 30 kg, it can be purchased for €15 thousand.
In just one minute, the drone can circle a territory of half a square kilometer and take pictures of it from different angles. This data is then input into a special software which creates a 3D map of the region to be studied by winemakers.
A more expensive version of the drone is sold for €200 thousand. It is equipped with additional radars and compatible with night vision gadgets, which means that the device can be used for protection of territories. This model is 11 kg heavier than the base model and can only be launched using a special catapult.
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