The American drone industry is exploding. Since COVID-19 came ashore, more and more consumers desire U.S. built products.
One of the largest publicly-traded, U.S. drone manufactures began in a town of less than 2,500 residents in far-eastern Kansas. On Aug. 4, AgEagle Aerial Systems (NYSE American: UAVS), who manufactures drones in Neodesha, Kansas, decided to move their manufacturing operations from Wilson County to Wichita.
The 12,000 square foot facility is located near the Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport. This warehouse, which will be ready in September, will house AgEagle’s drone and sub-component manufacturing and assembly, custom design, engineering and testing operations.
“We were looking between Wichita and Denver,” Michael Drozd, Chief Executive Officer of AgEagle said. “Wichita has really great aerospace talent.”
AgEagle, which started in 2010, is a pioneer of technologically advanced commercial drones and aerial imagery-based data collection. Ag Eagle’s drones are able to capture thousands of ultra-high resolution images. In addition to working with states on emerging hemp regulation software, the company is a leader in emerging drone-enabled package delivery markets. The company also designs, manufactures and assembles drone hardware and related sub-components.