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Draganfly and First Atlantic Nickel Corp. Join Forces for Groundbreaking Mineral Exploration in Canada

Posted by Brittany McNabb at 2:06 PM on Monday, June 17th, 2024


In an exciting development for the mineral exploration industry, Draganfly Inc. (NASDAQ: DPRO; CSE: DPRO; FSE: 3U8A), a leader in drone technology, has partnered with First Atlantic Nickel Corp. to explore a potentially significant nickel deposit in Atlantic Canada. This collaboration leverages Draganfly’s advanced UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) solutions to revolutionize the exploration process, highlighting the transformative power of cutting-edge technology in mining.

Draganfly: A Pioneer in Drone Technology

Draganfly has long been at the forefront of UAV innovation, providing advanced drone solutions across various industries. With a history of over 24 years, Draganfly has developed a reputation for delivering high-quality, reliable, and efficient technology. Their drones and AI systems serve a multitude of sectors, including public safety, agriculture, industrial inspections, and mapping.

A Strategic Partnership with First Atlantic Nickel Corp.

First Atlantic Nickel Corp. has chosen Draganfly to assist in the exploration of a 30km nickel-bearing system in Atlantic Canada. The primary target of this exploration is awaruite, a highly magnetic nickel-iron alloy. Draganfly’s proprietary survey technologies and expertise will be instrumental in identifying the strongest zones of awaruite mineralization, providing crucial data to First Atlantic Nickel Corp.

Innovative Technologies for Mineral Exploration

Draganfly’s drones are equipped with advanced sensors capable of conducting high-resolution surveys. These drones can cover large areas quickly and efficiently, significantly reducing the time and cost associated with traditional exploration methods. The ability to gather real-time data and perform detailed analyses on-site provides a significant advantage in the exploration process.

  • Precision Surveying: High-resolution sensors detect awaruite mineralization with exceptional accuracy.
  • Cost Efficiency: Drones reduce the need for expensive traditional surveying methods.
  • Real-Time Data: Instant data collection and analysis accelerate decision-making.
  • Environmental Considerations: Drones minimize the environmental footprint compared to traditional methods.

The Significance of This Partnership

The collaboration between Draganfly and First Atlantic Nickel Corp. represents a significant advancement in mineral exploration. By employing state-of-the-art UAV technology, this project aims to secure North America’s critical mineral supply chains, contributing to economic growth and sustainability. The partnership underscores the importance of integrating advanced technologies to enhance efficiency and reduce environmental impact.

Voices from the Leaders

Cameron Chell, CEO of Draganfly, emphasized the strategic importance of this partnership: “Draganfly Services utilizing our technologies and services are a key part of our long-term strategy. Nothing collects data better than a drone, and Draganfly services, whether in mineral exploration, wildfire management, or landmine detection, are focused on collecting and creating unique proprietary data central to our and our clients’ overall data and AI strategy.”

Adrian Smith, CEO of First Atlantic Nickel, highlighted the transformative potential of the project: “First Atlantic Nickel Corp is excited to collaborate with Draganfly, a renowned drone technology company, to accelerate the exploration of our flagship Atlantic Nickel Project. Draganfly’s advanced drones will provide high-resolution data, helping us pinpoint the most prospective awaruite zones.”

Challenges and Future Considerations

While the partnership holds immense promise, it also presents challenges. Integrating advanced drone technology into mineral exploration requires continuous innovation and adaptation to various environmental conditions. Ensuring data accuracy and reliability is paramount, and both Draganfly and First Atlantic Nickel Corp. are committed to overcoming these challenges through rigorous testing and optimization.

Draganfly’s Broader Impact

Beyond mineral exploration, Draganfly has made significant strides in various other sectors. Notable achievements include:

  • Wildfire Management: Draganfly’s drones play a critical role in monitoring and managing wildfires, providing real-time data to firefighting teams.
  • Public Safety: Their UAV solutions assist in search and rescue operations, enhancing efficiency and safety.
  • Agriculture: Precision agriculture tools help farmers monitor and manage crops more effectively.
  • Landmine Detection: Advanced sensors and AI systems improve landmine detection and clearance, enhancing safety in affected areas.


Draganfly’s partnership with First Atlantic Nickel Corp. marks a significant milestone in the application of drone technology in mineral exploration. This collaboration not only highlights Draganfly’s innovative capabilities but also sets a precedent for future projects in the industry. As Draganfly continues to lead the way in UAV technology, its contributions are poised to drive substantial advancements across various sectors, reinforcing its position as a pioneering force in the drone industry.



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