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Epirus Invests $3.7 million in DroneShield – sUAS Information – The Enterprise of Drones

DroneShield Ltd (ASX:DRO) (DroneShield or the Firm) is happy to advise it has acquired a binding dedication from Epirus, Inc (Epirus) to boost $3.7 million (akin to roughly US$2.5 million), by way of a placement of 18,500,000 totally paid peculiar shares within the Firm (Shares) at $0.20 per Share (Placement). This represents a reduction of two.4% to the final closing value of 20.5c per Share. The Placement will end in Epirus buying an approximate 4.1% Shareholding curiosity in DroneShield.

The Shares are anticipated to be issued beneath the Placement on round 22 November 2022 utilizing the Firm’s present obtainable placement capability beneath ASX Itemizing Rule 7.1 (64,881,298 Shares) and can rank pari passu with the present Shares within the Firm.
Epirus is a high-growth U.S. know-how firm creating software-defined directed vitality programs that allow unprecedented counter-electronics results and energy administration options to optimize energy effectivity in protection and industrial purposes. This consists of the Leonidas solid-state, software-defined high-power microwave (HPM) know-how to allow unmatched counter-electronics results for a variety of use instances. Further details about Epirus may be discovered at Epirus was based in California in 2018 and has raised roughly US$300 million (roughly A$450 million) in funding since inception.

Use of Funds
Web proceeds raised from the Placement are at present supposed for use to fund:

  • The scaling up of prepared stock and lengthy lead gadgets, to quickly fulfil anticipated orders
  • The continuation of the scaling up of engineering and operations to help present momentum
  • Normal working capital.

DroneShield CEO, Oleg Vornik, commented: “We welcome Epirus to our investor register. There are important complementary areas between our firms, together with combining DroneShield’s drone detection and gentle defeat programs, with Epirus’ onerous defeat options.”
Epirus CFO, Ken Bedingfield, added: “We’re excited to undertake this funding, as we’ve been watching the rise of militarized drone utilization in battlefield for a while. Strengthening our associate ecosystem accelerates alternatives to area revolutionary options to areas with essentially the most urgent wants.”

DroneShield has achieved various mission wins within the final couple of months, together with being advisable by the Joint Counter-small Unmanned Plane Programs Workplace (JCO) for deployment throughout US Division of Protection (DoD) bases inside the Science Functions Worldwide Company (SAIC) consortium, a win of Small Enterprise Innovation Analysis (SBIR) mission for the US DoD with Quantum Analysis Worldwide, and numerous deployments with the US Military, European Authorities prospects, a primary US airport deployment, appointment to the Australian Division of Defence Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Digital Warfare Standing Provide Panel, and most lately the $1 million worldwide Authorities order for its DroneSentry-X models.

About DroneShield Restricted

DroneShield (ASX:DRO) supplies Synthetic Intelligence primarily based platforms for defense in opposition to superior threats akin to drones and autonomous programs. We provide prospects bespoke counterdrone (or counter-UAS) and digital warfare options and off-the-shelf merchandise designed to go well with quite a lot of terrestrial, maritime or airborne platforms. Our prospects embody navy, intelligence group, Authorities, regulation enforcement, essential infrastructure, and airports globally.



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