The partnership, announced at the AUVSI XPONENTIAL show in New Orleans, will bring Botlink's real-time safety and data technology to all AgEagle's farm-focused flying wing aircraft.

“We believe Botlink’s flight control and situational awareness software is the most user-friendly solution on the market. When paired with the real-time connectivity of Botlink’s cellular device, AgEagle users now have an airframe that also solves the biggest pain point of drones - getting actionable data directly in the hands of users,” said Bret Chilcott, president and CEO of AgEagle. 

Botlink connects drones to the internet so imagery can be captured, processed and delivered in real time — without removing memory cards or manually downloading and uploading files. The platform also provides automated flight control and real-time situational awareness features. 

The combination of AgEagle and Botlink provides simple access to actionable data. Farmers and agronomists can use normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) imagery and high-resolution photography gathered with an AgEagle airframe to scout fields, assess crop damage and create prescription maps for variable-rate fertilizer, fungicide and herbicide applications.

“Getting crops in and out at the right time is one of the biggest factors in determining whether it will be a successful year, so getting access to actionable information quickly and conveniently is extremely important for farmers,” said Terri Zimmerman, CEO of Botlink. “With AgEagle, we are providing farmers and agronomists more and better data. This data enables farmers to use less water and chemicals while improving their output and bottom line.”

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