Cargo drone developer Dronamics has signed an agreement with Aramex to supply its remotely piloted drones to provide middle-mile and long-range deliveries throughout its network.
The partnership, facilitated by the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Strategic Development Fund (SDF) as a strategic investor in Dronamics, will see Dronamics and Aramex explore joint deployment opportunities in the UAE initially, followed by other key markets including South Africa and Australia.
Dronamics’ drone aircraft, the Black Swan, requires only 400m to land and take off, making it a viable solution for reaching remote and underserved areas where traditional airport infrastructure is missing or underdeveloped.
Svilen Rangelov, co-founder and CEO of Dronamics, said, “We’re excited to collaborate with Aramex, integrating Dronamics’ cargo drone technology to bring the transformative benefits of rapid, cost-effective, and sustainable same-day delivery to the global stage.”
Alaa Saoudi, chief operating officer of express management at Aramex, said, “We are delighted to partner with Dronamics to explore their cargo drone capabilities within our operations. This aligns well with our continuing efforts toward harnessing innovation for enhanced operational efficiency, providing an exceptional customer experience, and minimizing our carbon footprint across the UAE and our global operations.”
Angad Singh, Aramex global innovation director, added, “This partnership with Dronamics adds a new element to our Future vehicle program. We hope to pilot flights with Dronamics in 2024 partnering with the broader ecosystem of regulators and enablers.”
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