India’s Asteria Aerospace boosts its presence in the drone market

India’s Asteria Aerospace boosts its presence in the drone market

Asteria Aerospace, an India-based drone manufacturer and solution provider and a subsidiary of Jio Platforms Ltd, has launched an end-to-end drone operations platform.

Called SkyDeck, it is a cloud-based software platform delivering a drone-as-a-service (DaaS) solution for multiple industry verticals such as agriculture, surveying, industrial inspections and surveillance and security.

Asteria says that SkyDeck provides a unified dashboard and services for drone fleet management, scheduling and executing of drone flights, data processing, and visualization and AI-based analysis of aerial data captured using drones.

It also ensures operational transparency, improves collaboration between stakeholders, and provides secure and centralized management for scaling drone programs across multiple applications.

For the agriculture sector, SkyDeck provides data and insights that can be used to accurately measure crop traits, assess crop health, and optimize inputs. For the construction and mining industries, SkyDeck uses drone-based aerial data to create accurate site surveys for monitoring progress and maintaining accurate inventory records.

For critical infrastructure sectors, such as oil and gas, telecoms, and power and utilities, SkyDeck harnesses the power of drones to digitize and inspect assets for preventive maintenance, identifying threats and recording changes. 

It can also help in the successful implementation of fleets of drones in various government programs and initiatives.

The timing of the new offering is certainly propitious. Neel Mehta, co-founder and director of Asteria Aerospace, points out: “The recent liberalization of regulations for drone operations and the promotion of DaaS by the government have increased the demand of drones across industry sectors.”

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