The French unmanned aircraft systems company Delta Drone announced Wednesday that it has rebranded to Tonner Drones, reflecting a new strategy with military drone design and development as a key component.
The new name, approved by company shareholders during their Sept. 29 general meeting, was chosen in honor of World War II French Resistance fighter Francis Tonner.
Previously, the company’s board chairman, Jean-François Ott, named a military drone company Tonner Drones when his group acquired it in April 2021. Delta Drone subsequently acquired the company in June.
Other resolutions approved during the September shareholders’ meeting include the issuance certification of 58,978 fiduciary shares following 34,920 warrant exercises in July.
The company also said that in September the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office approved the patent of Tonner Drones’ recoil elimination technology featuring a modular drone with firing capabilities for military use.
In the same month, Delta Drone signed a purchase and sale agreement to supply the Ukraine defense firm Techaviacom with drones and drone-related technology worth $2.1 million.