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Microdrones has completed the first phase of its global expansion project with the opening of a new 22,000 sq ft facility in Siegen, Germany, as well as a satellite office in Toulouse, France, the company announced on 23 July.

Microdrones offers a fully-integrated unmanned aerial LiDAR package, including UAS, LiDAR, software, workflow, training and support.

The new Siegen facility will be used for production, software development, hardware, engineering, purchasing, flight ops and administration. The new facility offers offices and conference areas as well as a flight test field complete with easily accessible diverse terrain and vegetation for testing LiDAR, photogrammetry, multispectral and research and development (R&D) applications.

The company will retain its original building, located at Gutenbergstrasse in Siegen, and it will be used for exploratory R&D work.

Vivien Heriard-Dubreuil, president of Microdrones, said: ‘This is an exciting time for our company. We’ve commercialised a full suite of integrated UAV solutions and professional markets are responding; we’re earning new business worldwide. These capital and personnel investments will enable us to stay ahead of demand, deliver on customer expectations, and position our company for a continued trajectory of growth.’

Phase two of the global expansion project is slated to begin in late summer 2018 and will include major expansion of the offices in Vaudreuil, Quebec, Canada.

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