Aerodyne Group and DroneDash Technologies to Launch First Cross-Border Drone Delivery Service Between Malaysia and Singapore

Aerodyne Group, a provider of drone-based enterprise solutions, and Singapore-based DroneDash Technologies have announced a partnership to initiate cross-border drone delivery services. This collaboration marks an advancement in logistics and supply chain capabilities between Malaysia and Singapore. The service is poised to enhance operational efficiency, offering a delivery solution that is five times faster than traditional sea freight.

The partnership aims to navigate through regulatory landscapes to secure necessary permits for establishing shore-to-shore operations along the Malaysia-Singapore corridor. Utilizing advanced unmanned sea and air technologies, the initiative focuses on safe navigation through congested maritime and aerial paths, ensured by a sophisticated navigation system supported by satellite communications and 5G roaming.

Initially targeting delivery routes to Johor Bahru and Iskandar Malaysia due to their strategic locations near Singapore, the service plans to expand throughout Malaysia. Commercial operations are expected to commence in the third quarter of 2024, with drones capable of carrying up to 30 kilograms and reaching speeds of 150 km/h within a four-hour flight span.

This service is designed for critical deliveries such as urgent documents, high-value electronics, medical supplies, and perishable foods, promising to redefine logistics between the two nations. Features for enhancing cross-border logistics include real-time tracking, advanced security protocols including 256-bit encryption, and blockchain technology for logistical oversight.

Paul Yam, CEO of DroneDash, highlighted the potential for significant productivity and cost improvements in the logistics sector, alongside environmental benefits from reduced emissions and carbon footprint. Mudzakkir Hatta, CEO of Aerodyne’s Malaysia operation, expressed pride in contributing to the economic connectivity between Malaysia and Singapore, particularly with the recent establishment of the Johor-Singapore Special Economic Zone (JS-SEZ).

This collaboration not only aims to enhance trade cooperation between Malaysia and Singapore but also to create new opportunities in the logistics sector through job creation in drone operation and maintenance.