Johannesburg, 20 September 2016 – International drone industry expert, Delta Drone has finalised the acquisition of drone service provider RocketMine, pending final legal & regulatory approval. The Johannesburg-based company was a division of Public Display Technologies Pty Ltd. (PDT) and is the main licensed operator of commercial drones in the mining industry of South Africa. RocketMine provides professional drone survey & mapping services to corporate customers, such as Anglo American,
RocketMine provides professional drone survey & mapping services to corporate customers, such as Anglo American, South32 and Exarro Resources on fixed-term contracts.
Currently employing 13 staff members, seven of which are fully licensed operational pilots, RocketMine maintains a very high standard of aviation safety through continuous training and best-practise standards, creating a high-value brand proposition for the drone aviation market.
Rocketmine currently has the single largest fleet of drones in Africa, boasting over 21 aircraft, culminated of both fixed-wing and multi-rotor type design.
“This acquisition allows for Rocketmine to leverage the strength, resources and global positioning of Delta Drone to expand at a faster rate and provide for a more comprehensive data delivery service to the customer”, Chris Clark: RocketMine Managing Director.
About Delta Drone: The Delta Drone Group is a renowned player in the field of civilian drones for professional use. It offers a complete service, from data acquisition to data processing through a specifically developed information system, including a supply of professional pilots. These pilots are trained and certified by EFD, a subsidiary of the Group, and local partners. Delta Drone is listed on the Alternext market of Euronext Paris. ISIN code: FR0011522168. www.deltadrone.com