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Malaysian and Japanese drone startups jostle to lead global race

Aerodyne plans more acquisitions; Terra Drone expands in Middle East

Prominent Asian startups Aerodyne Group and Terra Drone are seeking to expand their global footprints as the fast-growing industry grows more competitive. (Source photos from Aerodyne Group Facebook page and Terra Drone)

TOKYO -- Two of Asia's prominent drone service startups are seeking to expand their global footprints as the fast-growing industry becomes more competitive, according to their founders.

Malaysia-headquartered Aerodyne Group, which operates agriculture and security drones, plans acquisitions to expand its geographical penetration and technological capabilities. Japan's Terra Drone, a provider of inspection and surveying drones, is expanding in the Middle East, capitalizing on its recent fundraising from a Saudi fund.

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