Draganfly Medical Response Drones Aid Ukrainians


Drone use cases continue to evolve.  While many may think they are merely toys or Amazon’s pipedream delivery mechanism, the reality is they are being used in many use cases across the world to improve operations. For instance, they can be a great benefit in emergency situations, where drones have potential to help crews reduce response times, improve situational awareness and increase overall efficiency during active emergency, medical and disaster response situations. Even during war, such as the conflict in Ukraine, drones can ensure the timely delivery of supplies to dangerous or hard-to-reach areas.

Drone solutions and systems developer Draganfly delivered its next-generation medical response drones to Coldchain Delivery Systems for provisioning of the drones to Revived Soldiers Ukraine, or RSU.

Coldchain Delivery Systems develops shipping systems, supplies thermal shippers, creates shipping protocols and manages pharmaceuticals, supplies and emergency asset materials. RSU is a Ukrainian nonprofit organization dedicated to providing aid to the people of Ukraine. The organization’s programs focus on medical response and rehabilitation of injured soldiers.

This latest shipment of medical response drones was equipped with custom hardware and software updates developed by the Draganfly team. These updates include an automatic payload drop function that uses proximity sensors, such as LiDAR and infrared, for safe cargo release from several feet above the ground, expanded communication range and enhanced first-person viewing capabilities that allow for day or night operations.

Draganfly’s drones carry up to 35 pounds. When equipped with the temperature-managed medical response payload box, the drone can transport temperature-sensitive medical supplies, including insulin/medicines, blood, pharmaceuticals, vaccines, water and wound care kits.

“Draganfly is excited to provide our next generation Medical Response Drones to be utilized by RSU in Ukraine,” said Cameron Chell, president and CEO of Draganfly. “We have seen first-hand how delivering critical medical supplies and equipment in hard-hit areas of the country makes a difference in their ongoing efforts during this conflict.”

This latest shipment builds upon the orders from Coldchain Delivery Systems for medical response and search and rescue drones for deployment with RSU.

Edited by Erik Linask
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