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Fortune: Aerospace Entrepreneur Aims to Deploy Electric Planes

Gene Avakyan, a Ukrainian-born aerospace engineer and entrepreneur, has developed groundbreaking “robot” planes that he believes have the potential to revolutionize aviation and alter the course of conflicts. Avakyan, who left Ukraine as a child during tumultuous times, has a personal connection to his birthplace and hopes that his technological innovations can contribute to the war effort and help his homeland.

The 52-year-old founder of Edison Aerospace initially established the company to create robotic aircraft for crop-dusting purposes. However, he now aspires to design military applications for his creations in collaboration with US defense officials and Ukrainian politicians. Avakyan’s proposed aircraft designs include reconnaissance models for locating anti-aircraft missile batteries, cargo delivery systems, and munitions deployment capabilities.

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