GUANGZHOU, China, Nov. 10, 2021 — XAG, the trailblazer of agriculture robotics and AI, has geared up to launch its V40 and P40 agricultural drones globally, bringing digital agriculture into more rural areas. The XAG V40 and P40 are fully autonomous drones that can conduct mapping, spraying and broadcasting on farms. They are designed to supporting farmers' transition to climate-smart practices, driving greater growth with lower carbon footprints and less agrochemicals.
The V40, the flagship model of the XAG V Series agricultural drones, is a milestone of getting farmers connected to the digital age. It is the first tilting twin-rotor unmanned flying platform of its kind in agriculture to find the right balance between precision, performance and efficiency. As an upgraded model of the classic P Series agricultural drone, XAG P40 is more compact and flexible, and easy to transport with four arms.
The V40 Agricultural Drone is an award-winning design that embodies XAG's understanding of agriculture, farmers and society. This October, XAG V40 earned Japan's G Mark Good Design Award, one of the world's top four renowned design awards, for its innovation on helping to ease the burden of farmers and protect them from agrochemicals.
The V40's twin-rotor structure has a more concentrated wind field that contributes to an effective spray width up to 10 meters. With multiple aerodynamic optimizations, its spray penetration is over twice that of traditional multi-rotor drone, making drops penetrate more precisely into dense crop canopies. This provides stronger protection against weeds, diseases and insects.
Both the V40 and P40 agricultural drones are built with a highly modular design. They support three different task systems — XAG RevoSpray, RevoCast and RealTerra, which allow farmers to use the same platform for digital field mapping, sowing seeds and controlling crop diseases.
For the first time, XAG RealTerra system enables an agricultural drone to have rapid mapping capability. After it shoots, maps and analyzes farmland images autonomously, both the V40 and P40 can be rapidly switched into RevoSpray or RevoCast system to carry out variable-rate operations. Sprays can be precisely targeted to cut down the use of pesticides and fertilizers.