Delta Drone ropes in partner to expand European and African reach
…While Draganfly spreads into India
Delta Drone – the France-based parent company of African drone services giant Delta Drone international has just announced that it will be distributing drone-based Appliances, Electrical and Electronics products and systems in Europe and West Africa.
This, after the company entered into a strategic partnership with and Sichuan AEE Aviation Technology Company, which also provides that the safety systems designed by Delta Drone can be made reliable and industrialised by AEE, while integrating the software part developed by Delta Drone.
The Delta Drone Group is a recognized international player in the sector of civil drones for professional use. It develops a range of professional solutions based on drone technology as well as all associated services that form a complete value chain.
Sichuan AEE Aviation Technology is a manufacturing company focusing on aircraft systems, UAV systems, high-end intelligent optoelectronic system products and electronic vehicles. Its enterprise products are widely used in policing and security operations, as well as civilian fields, and are geared to providing safe, efficient and intelligent solutions and solutions for global users.
The company has more than 600 patents filed and six R&D centres, mostly in China. It has now turned its attention to the international market after perfecting its art in China, particularly in the security and risk prevention market.
“Today, the group wants to amplify its geographical expansion in Europe and Africa, identifying Delta Drone as the best partner to achieve its objectives,” Delta Drone said in a statement.
“For twelve years, the Delta Drone group has been a pioneer in the sector, one of the very few French groups to implement a resolutely international strategy that has led it successively to the United States, Africa and Australia.
“This unique experience has enriched its analysis of the civil drone sector for professional use, both in terms of the really active competition and the technological state of the sector and the need to offer customers complete solutions specifically adapted to their business needs.”
In related news. Canadian drone solutions company Draganfly will be exploring prospects on the Indian drone market, via a partnership with local geospatial technology company Remote Sensing Instruments (RSI).
The two organisations have revealed that their new pact will see the the development of manufacturing, distribution, and sales of Draganfly products in India.
A core component of this agreement is to manufacture Draganfly drones in India under the AatmaNirbhar Bharat (Made in India) program.
“It is significant for Draganfly to have been pulled into one of the largest, if not the largest, drone markets in the world. The opportunity to be manufacturing and distributing in the Indian market provides a potential scale for us that is years ahead of schedule from what was initially thought possible,” said Cameron Chell, President, and CEO of Draganfly.
According to the IMARC Group, India’s drone market is expected to grow at a rate of 10.23 percent between 2023 and 2028, thanks to a deliberate decision by the Indian government to grow the local drone industry through friendly legislation and promotion of locally made drones and drone components.
“RSI is thrilled to be entering into a strategic agreement with Draganfly to help us bring their drones into the Indian market,” said Ramana Kumar Buragadda, CEO of RSI.
“This agreement will enable us to expand our distribution and manufacturing capabilities, furthering our investment in the Indian market under AatmaNirbhar Bharat. This marks a major milestone for RSI.
“The UAV market in India is growing day-on-day, and RSI being a front runner in getting the right technology into the country, found the right partner and right time to enter the Indian Market. Draganfly’s Decades of research and experience in UAV Industry makes Draganfly a most reliable UAV solution provider for India. Draganfly is an industry leader in drone innovations and their collaborative approach is uniquely complementary to RSI.”