Singapore’s H3 Dynamics and Australia’s Ripper Corporation have entered into an exclusive strategic partnership agreement to enhance Ripper’s operational drone offering by integrating H3 Dynamics’ rapid-response DBX drone stations.
Both companies are acknowledged leaders in their respective fields. H3 Dynamics, a leading company in aerial mobility and hydrogen aviation, and Ripper Corporation, a top tier drone and tech company specialising in the areas of complex flight operations, experts in search and rescue, best in drone pilot class training and world first technology development commenced this partnership in May in Australia.
This multi-year distribution and technological agreement will see Ripper Corporation deploy in Australia the world most advanced vertiport system for autonomous drone operations : the DBX G7 (Dronebox 7th Generation) by H3 Dynamics. The DBX G7 will be compatible with Ripper Corporation customised drones and H3 Dynamics will leverage its global distribution network to offer Ripper Corporation drone solutions to international markets.
“We know from our the past 6 years of in field experience, drones bring efficiency to time-sensitive situations such as dropping lifesaving devices to drowning swimmers; or issuing warnings in shark or crocodile sightings; or assessing damage and assistance required during bush fires. Adding the DBX-G7 to our solutions can only enhance the support we can provide to our clients in such situations. This goes in line with our project of Beach of the Future where Technology can play a key role in saving lives,” says Jason Young, CEO Ripper Corporation.
Ripper Corporation pioneered the use of search and rescue drones in Australia, and has worked with local, state and federal government bodies, in surf life saving, crocodile and shark protection and mitigation strategies and koala preservation. Ripper Corporation’s business partner, the iconic Surf Lifesaving Queensland organisation uses Ripper craft over its coastline that stretches 6,967 kilometres to not only save lives and protect but to prefect AI applications, innovations, data collection and piloting skills. This competitive advantage makes Ripper unique in the UAV industry.
The DBX-G7 can function like an onsite drone pilot: navigating, docking, battery charging, data retrieval, transmission, and cloud-based processing, with all those operations being totally autonomously and remotely operated. This will help to alleviate pressures from labour shortage and costs as it reduces the need for onsite presence. The multiple layers of safety features built-in with the DBX-G7 are key to secure Beyond Visual Line Of Sight (BVLOS) approval from Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), led by Ripper Corporation.
“The addition of Ripper Corporation to our list of global strategic partners demonstrates the hyper-growth seen in the digitisation of unmanned aviation systems space around the globe in general and in Australia in particular” says Taras Wankewycz, CEO H3Dynamics. He adds, “With Ripper Corporation, we are extremely honoured to collaborate with a partner who plays such an important role in ensuring the safety of the community through the use of innovative technology.”
Ripper Corp and Western Advance will be conducting the first Australian demonstration of DBX-G7 in Perth October 24 – 28.