Rocketmine lands deal with Australian mining giant

Rocketmine is really going places in the drone world.

Now a subsidiary of Australian Stock Exchange-listed Delta Drone International, the drone services company with South African roots has signed on to become the drone services supplier for Australian mining exploration company Greenstone Resources.

A subsidiary of Red 5 Limited based in Perth, Western Australia, Greenstone Resources is focused on gold exploration and development. The company owns the high-grade Burbanks Gold Project located in the Goldfields region, nine kilometres southeast of Coolgardie in Western Australia.

Red 5 Limited meanwhile, is an Australian gold producer with established mines located in the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia. It owns and operates the King of the Hills (KOTH) Gold Project, located approximately 900 kilometres north-east of Perth in the Leonora-Leinster mineral province of Western Australia.

Red 5 also owns and operates the Darlot Gold Mine located approximately 100 kilometers north of KOTH.

“We are pleased to be officially working with Red 5 and to provide frequent aerial surveying support which can be delivered efficiently and effectively to the business across a number of areas including for open pit mining, stockpile, processing area and for environmental purposes,” said Delta Drone International CEO, Christopher Clark.

The contract is expected to last for three years.

Drone applications are the forte of Rocketmine Aerial Data Solutions, and the company has cultivated a wide network of operations with several mining concerns in Africa. Recently, the company partnered with German drone developer Quantum-Systems in a strategic partnership that will help the drone services company satisfy the growing demand for aerial Light Ranging and Detection (LiDAR) data across Africa and Australia.

About the latest deal, Christian Viguié, CEO of Delta Drone SA said: “This first major contract signed in Australia validates the success of our implementation and our ability to duplicate the model that made Rocketmine successful in Southern Africa. It contributes to a good commercial dynamic for the entire Group.

“In France, several missions in the field of security have recently been successfully carried out, with the implementation of wired ISS Spotter systems on the occasion of events with very high notoriety (like the La Ferté-Alais air show and the Roland-Garros tennis Tournament). At the recent Cannes Film Festival, a wired ISS Spotter system was positioned as a recourse in case of requisition by the police.”


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