Xcalibur and partners to deploy UAE’s first autonomous mapping system for critical minerals; supporting UAE’s ambition to be a smart and autonomous vehicles leader.

  • Xcalibur Multiphysics, Teledyne Geospatial and Bayanat partnering to launch UAE-first autonomous geophysical mapping system. 


  • This industry leading partnership will enable the development of next generation autonomous surveying technologies, including drones and underwater vehicles. 

Abu Dhabi, UAE October 23, 2023 — Xcalibur Multiphysics, the global leader in airborne geophysics, and Teledyne Geospatial, a leader in marine mapping software, have today signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with Bayanat, a leader in artificial intelligence-powered geospatial solutions. 


The MoUs were signed on the occasion of the launch of Abu Dhabi’s Smart and Autonomous Vehicles Industries (SAVI) cluster. Xcalibur, Teledyne Bayanat are proud to support Abu Dhabi’s ambition to be a leading smart and autonomous vehicles hub. This partnership supports Abu Dhabi’s goal for the cluster to contribute up to AED120 billion to the UAE economy and generate up to 50,000 jobs over time. 


As part of the agreement, the three companies agreed to partner on the deployment of a UAE-first state-of-the-art geophysical autonomous system to map natural resources with a focus on critical minerals such as copper, lithium, nickel, cobalt – which are essential for the transition to a lower carbon energy system – as well as water, geothermal and hydrogen energy. 


The companies will also work together to further develop next generation autonomous surveying technologies such as drones and underwater vehicles, leveraging technologies such artificial intelligence, Near Real Time (NRT), Edge Computing, Digital Twins, and digital mapping. 


Dario Castellanos, VP of Financing and Middle East Director of Xcalibur Multiphysics said: “This partnership with Bayanat and Teledyne Geospatial signals our shared commitment to unlocking k the potential of cutting-edge geospatial technologies and mapping natural resources in order to advance the UAE’s geophysical capabilities. Together, we’ll play a significant role in shaping a more sustainable and connected future”. 


Abdulla Al Shamsi, COO of Bayanat, added: “Our partnerships with Xcalibur Multiphysics and Teledyne Geospatial mark a transformative moment in our journey towards advancing geospatial and autonomous technologies. By joining forces with these industry leaders, we are not only enhancing Abu Dhabi’s position as a smart mobility hub, but we are also collaborating on groundbreaking solutions that will drive innovation across cities, energy, national security, and environmental preservation, reinforcing our commitment to pioneering progress in these critical areas.” 

About Xcalibur Multiphysics 


Xcalibur Multiphysics is the global leader in airborne and mapping geophysics industry, providing comprehensive and sustainable solutions for mapping and assessing natural capital, renewable and non-renewable resources with +100 years of accumulated experience. 


With over 1,000 executed projects and an astonishing total of more than 50 million linear kilometers flown, we have become global leaders across six continents. Our worldwide presence is underpinned by a fleet of 40 specialized aircraft owned by the group, all equipped with state-of-the-art geophysical systems. Our workforce, consisting of over 250 highly qualified employees, serves as the driving force behind our continuous innovation and industry success. 


Our mission is to apply technology and smart data to discover natural capital responsibly, help stakeholders create opportunities for growth and integration, and protect biodiversity. All this with the firm purpose of accelerating a just energy transition for a more sustainable economy, making us the partner of reference in natural capital mapping.   

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Head of Communications  

Phone: + 34 66 674 5049  

Email: maria.fernandez@xcaliburmp.com 


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