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Russia’s Aerob and France’s Solon agree to jointly develop systems for drones
5 Sep '13
Aerob, a Russian resident of Skolkovo’s aerospace cluster, and France’s Solon Tech have agreed to collaborate in the development of high-tech systems for civilian drones, the Skolkovo Foundation announced earlier this week.
A collaboration agreement was signed during the international MAKS-2013 aerospace show in Zhukovsky some 40km east of Moscow.
According to Dmitry Lavrinov, a lead designer representing the French partner, the automated drone control systems developed by the Russian company are “world-class technology” which is “superior to the best international competition in many aspects.”
He also explained that the two businesses were interested in developing and pushing projects in radio electronics, programming and navigation, and added that “we can achieve good and big results jointly in the European market.”
Andrei Mamontov, the CEO of Aerob, said his company was interested in collaborating with the French colleagues primarily because Solon Tech has its own drone testing grounds in France with special runways and other infrastructure.