Tuesday, May 21, 2024
New drone platform developed to connect the industry

New drone platform developed to connect the industry

The Drone Major Group has been launched – the first global connectivity platform for the rapidly growing drone industry.

The new company is a group of companies bringing together a number of complementary businesses and will provide an integrated suite of products and services.

Central to the business will be the launch of a new portal – Drone Major, which will provide connectivity for the drone industry.

The The Drone Major Group says until now there has been no single resource available to help navigate and procure an extensive range of drones and drone-related services and it is the world’s first online portal to facilitate the sale of drones and related equipment and services.

A membership scheme will also deliver benefits and ‘one-stop’ services including ‘Drone Major experts,’ who can provide information and guidance to navigate choices available to the market.

The platform’s current members comprise over 80 per cent of the drone market, and include some of the world’s largest drone operators.

Another integral company within the group will be SUAS Global (Surface, Underwater, Air, Space), an online network for the drone industry with over 40,000 global subscribers.

Drone Major Group has at its operational core Software Major, a software development company and Cyber Major, a risk assessment and resolution consultancy. These two companies, are combined with SUAS and the Drone Major portal.

Drone use is already well established and are used in a range of industries including to deliver humanitarian aid and one day there is the possibility of other cargo being flown. The industry is forecasted to be worth $100 billion by 2020.

Drone Major Group founder and chief executive, Robert Garbett (pictured above) says: “The advance of the drone industry towards full connectivity is inevitable. How long this will take will depend on the will of the industry and its ability to develop robust standards; the willingness of regulators to enable new applications; the advancement of technology to tackle the challenges ahead; and the ability of the innovators to understand what technology is available to enable their vision of the future.

“At Drone Major, with our growing online community, and involvement of most of the drone industry’s leading companies, we are responding to the requirements of this dynamic market and matching customer needs with a transparency and connectivity unavailable until now.”

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James Graham

James Graham is an award-winning transport media journalist with a long background in the commercial freight sector, including commercial aviation and the aviation supply chain. He was the initial Air Cargo Week journalist and retuned later for a stint as editor. He continues his association as editor of the monthly supplements. He has reported for the newspaper from global locations as well as the UK.

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