The Drone and Robotics Zone Iskandar (DRZ Iskandar) in Medini has officially opened its Drone Test Sites (DTS). The facility is projected to bring in RM315 million in investments from over 70 drone and robotics companies and generate 1,000 jobs by 2025, accelerating Johor’s growth towards becoming a regional and global business hub.

According to Johor Menteri Besar Hasni Mohammad, Iskandar Investment Bhd (IIB) has spent almost RM4 million developing DRZ, in addition to an allocation by the state government for the development of the drone and robotics ecosystem. “It will fast track the testing of locally developed drone-powered solutions and provide a safe and real environment for innovators to test, fly and try new ways for unmanned aircraft to integrate into our airspace safely,” said IIB CEO Khairil Anwar Ahmad.

DRZ iskandar DTS drone zone
[Photo: Muhammad Alif Faisal Nafi/Facebook]

DRZ Iskandar has two sites meant for different drone tests. DTS 1 is approximately 25…