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SkyX Goes Public With Drones for Oil and Gas Industry

SkyX, an aerospace group based near Toronto, today announced its public launch as it prepares to secure Round A financing.

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SkyX, an aerospace group based near Toronto, today announced its public launch as it prepares to secure Round A financing. 

Founded by a former Captain in the Israeli Air Force and a drone pilot, Didi Horn, SkyX has developed Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to service the oil and gas industry.

Developed to inspect pipelines for damage, as well as for mapping and security surveillance, SkyX’s SkyOne drones offer Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) capabilities, as well as autonomous flight and recharging. 

The company says the drones can travel at 150km per hour for 70 minutes and can detect leaks, vandalism, vegetation encroachment – and more.

According to a press release, the drones are offered on a service-leasing model and allow oil & gas companies to access custom data and information without being burdened by any possible maintenance. The company is able to control either an individual UAV or an entire fleet and can monitor events through real-time video.

SkyX sais the SkyOne is able to recharge itself in the field. Through proprietary technology, the drone doesn’t need to return to home base to recharge. Instead, it flies to the nearest available xStation, where it recharges in a weather-shielded dome before continuing its mission.

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