Spright, a leading air medical service provider, is on the verge of receiving the one of the world's first universal and fully autonomous drone docking station. StrixDrones, based in Israel, has confirmed that the initial units of its Strix2100 DroneDock are now being produced in Dayton, Ohio.
Around a year ago, StrixDrones announced the establishment of its manufacturing facility in the United States. The company had secured a contract from Air Methods to develop an exclusive bi-directional, healthcare-specific delivery network using drones across the country and beyond. To fulfill this ambitious project, StrixDrones collaborated with local material suppliers, including RAM Precision Industries and NCT Technologies Group, who acted as subcontractors.
Niv Aharoni, the founder and CEO of StrixDrones, highlights a key feature that sets the customizable DroneDock apart from other docking systems. It is the only product on the market equipped with a universal, modular-designed landing pad, enabling any drone, including eVTOL, from any manufacturer to land without requiring special adjustments.
The DroneDock is available in two sizes: Strix1600 and Strix2100. The larger variant, the Strix2100, offers a range of desirable features such as internal climate control, smart charging, an external telemetric weather system, real-time alerts, and multi-station connections.
Aharoni expresses his confidence in choosing Dayton as the ideal location for their sole US-based manufacturing facility. Over the past year, the company has received exceptional support from various organizations, including the Dayton Region Israel Trade Alliance (DRITA), Dayton Development Coalition, and the Entrepreneurs' Center.
"Our drone airport is a game changer in the UAS industry for commercial and defense applications, and I'm immensely proud of what we have achieved here. It's truly exciting to witness the completion of the first units, ready for delivery, and this is just the beginning."