Barfield, the Americas subsidiary of Air France Industries KLM Engineering and Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) has signed a partnership agreement with unmanned aerial systems (UAS) manufacturer and French start-up DIODON Drone Technology (DIODON).
The agreement is for AFI KLM E&M to sell and support DIODAN’s UAS systems, which are renowned for their robustness, water-proofness, and reliability, in the Americas. This latest move is yet another milestone in the development of Barfield’s UAV growth strategy.
“We are delighted to be partnering with DIODON. Their amphibious UAVs are a perfect addition to our portfolio. DIODON’s focus is on customer satisfaction through high quality standard and innovation. This is exactly what Barfield does within the MRO industry and is replicating in the UAV industry,” said Herve Page, Barfield’s Chief Executive Officer.
“Barfield’s expertise in aeronautics, its intensive UAS network development along with its customer focus strategy to deliver exceptional products and services is a perfect fit to bring DIODON UAVs and solutions to the Americas. This is an important step forward in our overall development strategy,” declared Antoine Tournet, DIODON President and co-founder.
DIODON Drone Technology is a French start-up specialized in the development of maritime UAS designed for reconnaissance, surveillance and inspection missions. Barfield has 400 employees across its facilities in Miami, Phoenix, Louisville and Atlanta, meeting the needs of customers operating commercial or regional fleets in North, Central and South America.
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