C-Astral Aerospace has received an investment from global industrial drone solutions provider Terra Drone Corporation, based in Japan. The partnership will also allow Terra Drone-affiliated companies to provide C-Astral’s fixed-wing UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) around the world with local maintenance and product support.
C-Astral is an aerospace solutions provider specializing in high-endurance fixed-wing small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The company’s customer base includes commercial drone operators, larger institutional networks, scientific users and government entities. Its unmanned aerial solutions are currently being used in five continents for force protection, border protection, fire control and surveillance operations, as well as by more than 200 commercial and scientific operators around the world.
Toru Tokushige, CEO of Terra Drone, commented: “With this investment, C-Astral will provide fixed-wing drones with local maintenance support throughout Terra Drone group companies all over the world. Terra Drone also synergizes the technology of C-Astral and will explore new markets such as pipeline monitoring, forest fire detection and surveillance, where C-Astral is already present. With this partnership and C-Astral’s world class technology, we are able to offer tailored solutions for the most demanding applications, that include the whole value chain, from technology to profitable and successful applications.”