NEODESHA, KS—AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc. a leading provider of UAVs and advanced aerial imagery, data collection and analytics technology, last week announced that it has leased a new manufacturing facility here. The facility is located at 8863 E. 34th Street North, near the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport, will house AgEagle’s drone and subcomponent manaufacturing and assembly, along with its custom design, engineering and testing operations.

It also features 12,000 square feet of office and warehouse space. Upon completion of modest modifications to the space, AgEagle expects to commence its move from Neodesha, Kansas to the new facility in September. 

According to Michael Drozd, chief executive officer of AgEagle, “We believe we have chosen the ideal location, providing ample room for the planned scaling of our manufacturing operations. I’d like to express our appreciation to the State’s Department of Commerce, the Greater Wichita Partnership, the National Institute for Aviation Research at Wichita State University and the City of Wichita for their enthusiastic support of our decision to move to Wichita. We look forward to settling in quickly.”

Founded in 2010 and based in Kansas, AgEagle is one of the industry’s leading pioneers of technologically advanced drones and aerial imagery-based data collection and analytics solutions. The company's products help the world’s growers, consumer packaged goods companies and their supply chain partners to proactively assess and manage the health of commercial crops, reduce the chemicals in produced foods and products and preserve and protect natural resources.

In addition, the company is at the leading edge of providing state and territorial departments of agriculture, growers and processors with registration, oversight, compliance/enforcement, and reporting solutions relating to the United States’ emerging hemp cultivation industry. In late 2019, AgEagle began pursuing expansion opportunities within the emerging Drone Logistics and Transportation market with the manufacture and assembly of UAVs designed to meet specifications for drones that are meant to carry packaged goods in urban and suburban areas.