This Industry Leader Is A Key Driver Behind A New $22Billion Play

By Patricia Miller


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Big Tech’s Secret Weapon

After the pandemic moved businesses around the world online in 2020, it’s revealed a major reason behind Big Tech’s dominance.

The Economist says, “The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil – but data.”

WSJ proclaimed, “The Big Data future has arrived.”

And Forbes is touting, “Big Data is only going to get bigger, and those companies that ignore it will be left further and further behind.”

Both customers and businesses are throwing down massive amounts of money for the insights they receive from companies compiling the data and making a careful analysis.

That’s why all the big tech companies have been getting in on the action… from Amazon and Facebook to Google and Apple.

Even Netflix has earned much of their success from becoming a data company. 

Over 75% of viewers’ activity is based on personalized recommendations driven by their data analytics.

It’s also helped data analytics companies like Palantir soar for huge gains. 

They’re already up 170% in under four months since their IPO.

But one company has been leveraging the power of data with amazing results recently, sending their shares rising an incredible 222% in just the last month.

Draganfly has historically been known as the leader in the commercial drone market, dominating the industry for over 20 years now.


As the world’s oldest commercial drone manufacturer, they’ve sold over 9,000 drones to date…

And they regularly work with both private companies and government agencies. 

That includes working with sheriff’s departments, US marshals, and Border Patrol to help keep everyday folks safe from known and unknown threats.

For example, these public safety departments can tie high-resolution cameras into multiple pieces of software…

From there, they can compile huge amounts of data, analyze it, and use it to understand and track down threats.

And with the recent health crisis being at the top of everyone’s mind, Draganfly has taken the wheel in this area too.

Their new technology is now being used to fight the spread of the pandemic. 

One of their public safety clients requested drone services in order to measure social distancing and mask wearing last year.

With Draganfly’s technology, they were able to fly a drone with a high-resolution camera over a crowd and measure this data to help make crucial public health decisions.

This helped determine whether people were adhering to health guidelines, and it may even be helpful in predicting outbreaks in certain areas.

After gathering the data, this helped to decide where to focus attention and provide more education and much-needed resources.

And now they’re planning to roll out this important technology to public health departments far and wide.

Draganfly’s signature software system can now help determine your heart rate, blood oxygen levels, respiratory rate, and blood pressure…

All through the use of a camera.

They’ve now deployed this essential software not just to drones, but also CCTV cameras, kiosks, smartphones, and telehealth systems.

That means you can even see your vital stats on a telehealth visit at the top of your screen through your iPhone.

It’s this sort of outside-the-box thinking that has helped them grow around 50% quarter-over-quarter this year…

And it’s also what helped them raise $7 million in funding last year… Plus $16 million more this year off a Reg-A+ financing deal.

But this sort of revolutionary technology should come as no surprise to anyone paying attention to the industry…

Because Draganfly also famously produced the first drone to save a human life back in 2013.

That drone, the Draganflyer quad-rotor, is now located in the Smithsonian museum thanks to its life-saving technology.

But their new tech breakthrough has the potential to save many, many more lives today.

And that’s all on top of a booming small drone market that just saw a massive shift recently.

Big Cut of the $600 Million Pie?


The market for small drones in North America has been drawing in competitors chasing dollar signs for many years.

That’s because with industries like agriculture, environmental and energy, military and government, public health, insurance and more all finding new uses for drones…

Just with the government alone, it’s put an estimated $600 million per year up for grabs for companies providing the commercial hardware, software and services.

And the market just got much more interesting.

With the government having serious concerns about Chinese drone companies spying on Americans and sending data back to the Chinese government…

They’ve put Chinese drone manufacturer DJI and dozens of other Chinese companies on an “economic blacklist,” effectively banning them from using their technology in the states.

So with Draganfly and only a handful of other North American companies vying for their share of this $600 million per year market…

Even if they split the pie, this makes for a massive amount of revenue each year.

But Draganfly isn’t willing to settle for just divvying up the market, sharing evenly with the rest.

Instead, they’ve been building up assets for over 20 years that make them a dominant force that few are able to compete with.

Many up-and-comers like GoPro have burst onto the scenes over the years, with hopes of taking over Draganfly.

But with the number of patents and amount of intellectual property in Draganfly’s coffers, they simply have not been able to compete in many cases.

Plus, they’ve branched out to the point where they now have four reliable revenue streams pumping cash into the business on an ongoing basis.

First, their Contract Engineering services allow them to create custom drones and software solutions for contractors that need difficult projects done quickly.

Second, their Product and Development Sales provides their line of in-house products.


This covers everything from vertical takeoff and landing equipment… to controller systems… to AI software managing companies’ payloads or data collection.

They also offer Full Flight Services, offering companies an entire white-labelled drone division and integrating and storing their data.

This gives the companies they’re working with a competitive advantage in their industries, often helping save incredible amounts of time and money.

This could include deicing wind turbines and helping to keep them running safely or counting inventory to help make important decisions about how to improve logistics.

Finally, their Data Services builds tailored systems that analyze data and provide crucial insights.

This is where their most recent breakthrough in COVID data monitoring and analysis lands…

And it’s breathing new life into a company that’s already been seen as a major success for decades.

But with the most recent stimulus package approved in the United States last month, this means even more than just the $600 million in government small drones could be at play.

While $9 billion has been allocated by the government for vaccine acquisition and distribution, an additional $132 billion was set aside for what they’re calling “mitigation services.”

That includes contact tracing, surveillance, sanitation spraying, and any number of other services that could help prevent the spread of the virus.

With Draganfly’s new signature service providing health scans using something as simple as your iPhone camera…

They expect to land at least one major contract through this stimulus package while rolling out their breakthrough technology.

For example, if they contract with school districts to install just one of their machines in each school, it could deliver millions for just one contract, even in smaller areas.

And with none of their competitors providing the vast array of services they do, it’s easy to see why Draganfly’s team expects to land at least one or two contracts worth up to $20 million in the next year.

With the small drone market taking off, many companies are seeing it pay massive dividends.

Alpine 4 Technologies bought two drone hardware companies in the medical delivery space.

But even with unproven technology not approved by the FAA, it helped send their market cap soaring to $575 million.

AgEagle Aerial Systems saw their market cap jump to $593 million with revenue of just a few million for the year.

But with a market cap currently sitting at $255 million there’s still plenty of room from Draganfly to grow. 

And given the rollout of their revolutionary technology at a time when there’s billions of dollars at play, this could be an exciting time for the drone company leveraging the power of data.



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