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Carbonix inks five-year to deal with RFS and ANU for drones to tackle early bushfire detection

Carbonix is selected by the Australian National University (ANU) in a tender process to supply endurance drones at the ACT Rural Fire Service to help with the early detection of bushfires.

In August, Carbonix raised $6.3m in a round led by ASX-listed defence aerospace manufacturer Quickstep. Dario Valenza, the founder of Carbonix, said the company was eyeing a major Series A capital raise next year.

Earlier this year, Carbonix also announced a major deal with electricity supplier Ausgrid to use drones to monitor its power network.

Carbonix will now work closely with ANU to evaluate autonomous scout drones for bushfire ignition detection, with Carbonix’s drones capable of flying for up to 10 hours at a time.