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А.Дронес

autonomous unmanned system «drone-in-a-box»

Ukraine, Kyiv city
Market: Drones
Stage of the project: Operating business

Date of last change: 31.03.2021
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Idea

Droneport is a fully automatic solution, that does not require any operational staff, and is ready to use 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, almost at any weather conditions .

Current Status

The company A.Drones today is engaged in the implementation of a contract for the development and manufacture of drone ports for automatic inspection of solar power plants. This is the third contract of the company for the sale of the DIB solution in Ukraine.

Market

Potential and existing clients: energy enterprises, agriculture, mining enterprises, seaports, airports, forestry, nature reserves, border guards, police, etc.

Problem or Opportunity

There are only 20-30 start-ups, that develop automatic unmanned systems drone-in-a-box (DIB). Approximately 5-6 companies is able to commercialize their projects. Investments into this extremely science-intensive and cutting edge area has reached $123 million per start-up. The future of unmanned aviation, definitely, belongs to automatic, intelligent unmanned systems whether it is a drone for security or automatic air taxi.

Solution (product or service)

Fully automatic and often autonomous for power supply unmanned systems (AUS) – is a new direction in development of unmanned systems. It is the next logical step from remotely controlled and always maintained to fully automatic. Such systems find a different application such as air pollution control, perimeter security, monitoring of production facilities, prevention of aggressive behavior at events, forest fire protection and others.

Competitors

Percepto, Israel
https://percepto.co/
Established in 2014 г.
Staff – 51-100
Solution – 2: droneport with a drone, multifunctional camera, and integration with ground robots of Boston Dynamics
Investments – $72,5 million

Airobotics, Israel, USA
https://www.airoboticsdrones.com/
Established in 2014 г.
Staff – 101-250
Solution – 1: droneport with a drone and battery replacement
Investments – $123,1 million

Azur Drones, France
https://www.azurdrones.com/
Established in 2015 г.
Staff – 11-50
Solution – 1: droneport with a drone
Investments – $7,6 million

Easy Aerial, USA
https://easyaerial.com/
Established in 2015 г.
Staff – 11-50
Solution – 3: droneport with a drone, tethered drone in the droneport
Investments – $11,2 млн

Advantages or differentiators

We have the best technical solution protected by patents. And also we have significantly lower development and production costs. Therefore, we can offer a high quality product at a lower cost.

Finance

The financial model is very simple: an automatic drone port does not require an operator, does not get sick, does not go on vacation, does not go on strike, and is ready to work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Therefore, the drone port pays for itself in less than 1 year.

Business model

The business-to-business market.

Money will be spent on

The minimum investment request is $2 million by the end of 2021.
Investments will be distributed as follows:
1. $1,6 million – to expand the staff. The company needs programmers, electronics engineers, production workers. This will improve our existing products, create new solutions, and expand our manufacturing capabilities.
2. $0,4 million – investments in sales, access to the markets of Europe, the USA, the Middle East, participation in exhibitions, search for partners, passing the necessary certification of products.

Offer for investor

The investor is offered shares of the company.

Team or Management

Risks

If we do not develop technologically, then competitors will overtake us in one or two years.

Invention/Patent

Company patents:
1. Landing system for a helicopter-type drone on a deck of a sea craft in condition of strong sea waves.
2. Mobile pneumatic catapult for aircraft-type drones launch.
3. The method of precise positioning and automatic charging of onboard batteries for a helicopter-type drone in the box after automatic landing.
4. «Droneport» - autonomous unmanned system.

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