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DJI builds drone market base in agriculture

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Tinuku ~ The world drone giant wants to farm. The Shenzhen-based drone maker Dà-Jiāng Innovations Science and Technology Co. Ltd. or DJI pledged to build a glyph to bring fertilizers and pesticides to spread its wings and get out of the growing global competition in the remote controlled drone market in a new way.

Tinuku DJI builds drone market base in agriculture

DJI's drone king from China wants to open a new focus on the use of unmanned aerial vehicles from hobbies and fun into professional use and see agriculture as the business's future for a growing industry.

The DJI campus at High Tech Park in southern Shenzhen city has half the space to showcase drones for use in agriculture, public security, professional photography and film-making.

Rotor powered devices fly over rice fields and plantations to carry a 15 kilogram of liquit fertilizer or pesticide. A drone performs a farming equivalent of 30 people and is more efficient.

"In five years, we depart from unmanned aircraft carrying only cameras to special machines for first aid or agriculture," DJI Vice President Paul Xu said in a statement.

The company was founded in 2006 in an apartment in Shenzhen by Frank Wang has filled two-thirds of the world drone market with total revenues US$1.5 billion in 2016. DJI in 2013 launched Phantom equipped with high-definition camera.

Increasing competition has prompted DJI to seek new markets. By the end of 2015 they are launching Agras MG-1 is octocopter or eight rotor to carry fertilizer or pesticide. Xu said the drones can perform tasks to areas that are difficult to reach.

Worldwide drone sales are up 60 percent by 2016. The total sales value for 2017 is projected to reach US$6 billion and nearly double to US$11.2 billion by 2020. Drones for commercial use represent six percent of the market.

Analysts say DJI's dominance will continue for the next five years without any serious rivals. The company has the ability to launch new products in a few months.


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