The LOI was signed during the official launch of the Smart and Autonomous Vehicles Industry (SAVI) Cluster in Abu Dhabi, which aims to be the leading smart and autonomous vehicle hub by dominating air, land and sea by attracting OEMs, start-ups, researchers and talent.
Under the agreement, EPG will explore and trial Dronamics’ cargo drone service for same-day middle-mile and long-range deliveries.
Both companies will work to develop a cargo drone delivery network in the UAE and Gulf Cooperation Council.
Once successfully piloted, EPG intends to integrate the technology into its logistics network and provide access to the technology to the wider logistics industry.
EPG intends to be the launch partner of the future Dronamics UAE joint venture to support the expansion of cargo drone operations in the region.
Abdulla Mohammed Alashram, Group CEO of Emirates Post Group, says, “With a shared vision of reshaping the future of the logistics sector, EPG and Dronamics are dedicated to enhancing cargo delivery speed, sustainability, and efficiency by deploying state-of-the-art drone technology. This partnership represents a significant milestone in the advancement of autonomous cargo drone transportation.”
Svilen Rangelov, CEO of Dronamics, adds, “Partnering with Emirates Post Group provides us with the exciting opportunity to work on our expansion to the Middle East and the United Arab Emirates in particular. Through this agreement we will look to implement our unique middle-mile cargo drone technology on the UAE market in service of EPG, its customers and its universal service mandate - an important step to achieving our vision of enabling same-day delivery for everyone everywhere.”
Through the LOI, Emirates Post Group will enable Dronamics to conduct Proof-of-Concept flights in the UAE with at least one drone aircraft by 2024.