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TerraHaptix, opened a 15,000-square-foot drone factory in Abuja.

TerraHaptix, a Nigerian robotics startup founded by 22-year old Maxwell Maduka and 20-year old Nathan Nwachuku in 2023, has recently opened a 15,000-square-foot drone factory in Abuja. The aim is to manufacture autonomous drones for key global industries like defense, energy, logistics, agriculture, and mining.

Unlike Western drone companies facing challenges with fragmented supply chains and high operating costs, TerraHaptix plans to overcome these obstacles by producing locally and selling globally. Situated in the Idu Industrial District, Abuja, the new factory is equipped to produce 10,000 drones annually, making TerraHaptix the largest drone manufacturer in Africa. The facility includes a research and development lab, a 3D printing facility, a machine shop, and a manufacturing line to support production, with full operations expected to start by April 2024.

CEO Nnamdi Chife expressed the company’s commitment to being a serious strategic robotics player in Africa.

TerraHaptix intends to have the entire lifecycle of design, development, prototyping, manufacturing, and production in one space, facilitating rapid technology iteration.

The company is set to launch two product lines in the coming months: a long-range reconnaissance drone for commercial use and a jet-powered attack drone for global militaries.

TerraHaptix’s family of systems operates on Artemis OS, an AI-powered operating system.

Despite being a 6-month old company, TerraHaptix has already secured major commercial contracts to supply its autonomous drones.

With the commercial drone market rapidly growing to $34 billion, the company aims to produce 100,000 drones annually by 2030.

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