Drone maker targets agriculture market

Picture a drone helicopter circling cropland to alert a farmer to the onset of pests ravaging cropland

The farmer then could take swift action, eradicating the nuisance before it did more damage.

That’s what employees of Scion UAS envision. The Loveland unmanned aircraft systems maker is perfecting plans for commercialization of drones for use in industries such as agriculture.

Scion UAS, founded last year, recently hired a business development manager who has contacts in civilian and military unmanned aircraft systems markets. The company hopes to parlay his Rolodex to gain a foothold in the agricultural market.

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Source: Northern Colorado Business Report

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