Yamaha Industrial-use Unmanned Helicopters
Expanding from Selling Products to Selling Solutions
Over the last few years, we have been seeing what is now being called the “aerial industrial revolution,” rising from the prevalence of primarily electric-powered multi-rotor unmanned aerial vehicles commonly known as drones. They are expected to play increasingly wide-ranging roles in areas such as aerial photography, surveying and transport.
As for Yamaha Motor, we had already developed and practicalized a single-rotor industrial-use unmanned helicopter in 1987 for pest-control crop dusting. Furthermore, we have built up a record of success in various areas outside agriculture, such as aerial monitoring and surveillance of disaster areas, and observation and information-gathering for scientific surveys, and are working towards expanding our business as one of the first manufacturers to enter the aerial industrial field.