AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc. rolls out new drone sensor through subsidiary MicaSense – Wichita Business Journal – Wichita Business Journal

Wichita-based AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc. has rolled out a new drone sensor through a subsidiary its CEO has said could eventually lead to manufacturing work in Wichita. 
AgEagle (NYSE: UAVS) through its MicaSense division on Tuesday unveiled what it calls RedEdge-P, a single camera with twice the resolution of its predecessor that can be fitted on a variety of drones. 
The company says the new sensor will help more quickly and more accurately collect data for users of agricultural drones, as well as drones operated by government entities like the forestry service. 
“By leveraging and amplifying the first-class engineering talent and development expertise of our team, AgEagle is committed to pioneering innovations in drone hardware, software and sensors that empower enterprises and government agencies to do more, see further, go farther,” AgEagle CEO Brandon Torres Declet says in a press release. “We are very excited to bring yet another industry leading drone solution to market which we expect will have significant, positive impact on how our customers solve challenges and benefit from measurable improvement in efficiencies in their field operations.”
AgEagle announced plans in September for a complete line of new sensors through MicaSense, a Seattle-based company it acquired in January for $23 million. 
Declet said in May that MicaSense could present production opportunities in Wichita, where AgEagle relocated to from Neodesha last year. 
“MicaSense is currently looking at using our facility in Wichita to manufacture their sensors, which will ultimately drive higher earnings,” he said at the time. 
Sensor and software sales drove almost the entirety of the company’s $1.94 million of revenue in the second quarter. 
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