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Zephyr

The World leading solar electric UAV for unique, persistent, year round surveillance and communications at 1/10th current through life cost

  • Stage $500K in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Other
  • Location Farnborough, England, GB
  • Currency GBP
  • Founded September 2002
  • Employees 25

Company Summary

An MBO opportunity to accelerate a unique and world leading approach to several ulti-billion dollar markets. Zephyr is a solar powered stratospheric UAV holding three world records, including longest duration flight of 14 days, and having secured >$50M in the past 8 years through the development phase. The Zephyr team is self-sufficient for design, build and operation of the system and is well positioned to take advantage of a 5 year market lead.

Team

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    Paul Brooks
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    Business leader specialising in working with technical teams developing innovative, commercially driven programmes. Founder of the Zephyr programme in 2002 and recently Director of leading European SPace company. Ability to manage all aspects of business planning, development and execution.

    20 years of experience in the defence, aerospace and space businesses covering commercial, export, military and institutional markets. Significant track re

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    Jonathan Dixon
    Mr

    25 years of industrial and business experience delivering advanced technological solutions for defence and space applications.
    Key Strengths include capability to identify opportunities, develop propositions, negotiate international contracts, build teams and deliver equipment in an international, European and national context.
    Currently Zephyr UAV Programme Director having been Engineering Director since 2003

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    Christopher Kelleher
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    Founder and designer of the Zephyr in 2002, now Technical Director and Flight Operations Manager for the design and development and operation of Zephyr. Technical leadership of team of 30 engineers for design, manufacture and operation to ensure successful path to programme objectives for operational exploitation of the Zephyr.
    Designer of and Technical Director for Zephyr 2,3,4,5,6,7 and Mercator solar-electric high altitude aeroplane.

Previous Investors

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    QinetiQ
    Unconfirmed