30 Jun '17, 10pm

#Technology #China drone king sees agriculture as area of growth

SHENZHEN (China) • Drone maker DJI is betting on flying machines that shoot pesticide instead of photos to fend off growing competition in the global market for remote-controlled aircraft. The world leader in the civilian drones sector is switching its focus from leisure photography to more professional uses for its unmanned aerial vehicles - and it sees agriculture as the future for the industry. DJI's campus lies in a high-tech park in the southern city of Shenzhen, China's Silicon Valley, where its showroom features a wide array of drones. Half the space is dedicated to recreational machines such as those in the Phantom series; the other half shows off "enterprise" drones for agriculture, public safety or professional photography. Propelled by rotors, the tiny crop-dusting aircraft can carry a liquid payload of 15kg to spray fields. Get The Straits Times newsletters in ...

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