Saudi Aramco Invests Millions In Japanese Drone Company To Create Subsidiary

Saudi Aramco, the world's leading oil producer, is making a multi-million dollar investment in Japanese drone and air mobility technology company Terra Drone as it seeks to fall in line with Saudi Arabia's long-term initiative to reduce the nation's dependence on hydrocarbons, the companies announced late Tuesday.

Through its $200 million venture capital arm, Wa'ed Ventures, Saudi Aramco is investing $14 million in Terra Drone which, in turn, will use the money to create the subsidiary Terra Drone Arabia. That unit will provide oil-gas inspection services for the company while at the same time generating local jobs and accelerating development of the drone industry in the Middle East, the companies said.

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