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Airobotics and HHLA Sky partner to offer drone services for terminal operations and critical infrastructure in Germany

Airobotics, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ondas Holdings, a provider of wireless networks and autonomous drones and automated data solutions, and HHLA Sky, a subsidiary of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik, a European port and transport logistics company, have entered a strategic partnership to offer advanced drone services to protect and support terminal operations, critical infrastructure and industrial operations in Germany.

This collaboration will leverage the cutting-edge autonomous drone technologies of Airobotics and HHLA Sky’s Integrated Control Center, UTM platforms and footprint in the German market, bringing “a new level of automation and precision to critical drone operations”, according to the companies.

Eric Brock, CEO of Ondas Holdings, says: “We are thrilled to partner with HHLA Sky as we enter the European market with our automated drone platforms.

“HHLA Sky has best-in-class airspace management and control capabilities which allow customers the ability scale drone fleet programs.

“The opportunity to combine the HHLA Sky’s ICC with our Optimus System creates a hugely compelling service for our customers, which we believe supports faster and wider market adoption.

“Further, HHLA’s strong presence and experience in transport, logistics, and other critical infrastructure markets positions Ondas well to penetrate the important German market.”

HHLA Sky’s managing director, Matthias Gronstedt, says: “Ondas has built a market leading commercial drone portfolio headlined by its best-in-class Optimus drone-in-a-box.

“The Optimus System fits a major market need in Germany for aerial security and intelligence and we are excited to introduce the Optimus System into our solutions portfolio and integrate autonomous drone capabilities into our ICC and UTM platforms.”

The partnership aims to revolutionize and enhance the monitoring, maintenance, and protection of critical infrastructure and operations in Germany through a synergistic fusion of Airobotics’ cutting-edge drone technologies with HHLA Sky’s comprehensive drone fleet platform and operational services.

The companies will jointly focus on integrating Airobotics’ Optimus System, the world’s first FAA-certified drone-in-a-box system designed for autonomous 24/7 data capture and analytics in complex environments, in seaport operations and other critical facilities.

HHLA Sky’s ICC platform and services enable central and simultaneous control of drone fleets in different locations, clearly and easily mapping out fleet planning, scheduling, flight operations, and data collection.

The ICC was developed to support scalable drone fleet operations in critical infrastructure environments to meet the highest standards of reliability and safety and is currently deployed in different critical locations in Germany and worldwide.

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