Patria Acquires Nordic Drones to Enhance Unmanned Aerial Systems Capabilities

The value of the acquisition has not been disclosed.
  • Defensemirror.com bureau
  • 12:49 PM, June 13, 2024
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Patria Acquires Nordic Drones to Enhance Unmanned Aerial Systems Capabilities

Patria has signed a bill of sale on Thursday to acquire the entire share capital of Nordic Drones Oy, a Finnish drone pilot trainer and manufacturer specializing in professional drones.

The value of the acquisition has not been disclosed.

Nordic Drones, headquartered in Muurame, Finland, has a decade-long history of developing and delivering comprehensive solutions and user training for technical aerial photography, mapping, measurement, inspection, control, and authority tasks. The company boasts a client base of over 100 companies and organizations and employs 10 people.

The acquisition's completion is subject to the approval of the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy (TEM), and the related authority process has already begun. Should the acquisition be approved, it will not affect Nordic Drones' customer commitments, employment relationships, or other existing company commitments. The duration of the approval process will depend on TEM, the approving authority.

Patria Acquires Nordic Drones to Enhance Unmanned Aerial Systems Capabilities
SkyDone7 @Nordic Drones

The SkyDone7 by Nordic Drones is a long-range drone designed in collaboration with security experts for demanding professional use. Manufactured and tested in Finland, it offers up to 74 minutes of flight time without payload on a fixed fuselage and 64 minutes with a detachable fuselage. It supports payloads up to 2.5 kg, with parts that are removable and packable into a tactical backpack.

Weighing 2.2 kg empty and with a maximum take-off weight of 6.4 kg, the SkyDone7 is made from carbon fiber and 3D titanium, ensuring durability. It withstands wind conditions up to 15 m/s, and reaches speeds up to 22 m/s. The drone features 18" x 6.5" carbon fiber propellers with quick locks and bright LED flight lights. It performs fully automated tasks, including take-off, landing, and automatic Return to Home (RTH), and is powered by a Lithium Polymer (LiPo) battery.

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