Draganfly’s Medical Response Drones include custom hardware and software updates expanding the connection range and enabling faster payload drops
Los Angeles, CA., Aug. 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Draganfly Inc. (NASDAQ: DPRO) (CSE: DPRO) (FSE: 3U8) (“Draganfly” or the “Company”), an award-winning, industry-leading drone solutions and systems developer, is pleased to announce it has delivered next-generation Medical Response Drones to Coldchain Delivery Systems, LLC (“Coldchain Delivery Systems”) for provision of its highly specialized next generation Medical Response Drones to Revived Soldiers Ukraine (“RSU”).
This latest shipment of Medical Response Drones has been equipped with custom hardware and software updates developed by the Draganfly team. These updates include an automatic payload drop function that uses proximity sensors for safe cargo release from several feet above the ground, significantly expanded communication range, and enhanced first-person viewing capabilities that allow for day or night operations.
Draganfly’s Medical Response Drone can carry up to 35 pounds. When equipped with the Company’s 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.
Founded in 2006, Coldchain Delivery Systems is a leader in time and temperature-sensitive medical materials. The organization has extensive experience developing shipping systems, supplying thermal shippers, creating shipping protocols, and managing pharmaceuticals, supplies, and emergency asset materials.
RSU is a top Ukrainian non-profit organization dedicated to providing aid to the people of Ukraine. The organization’s programs focus on medical response and rehabilitation of injured soldiers.
“Draganfly’s Medical Response Drones are helping to ensure we can access hotspots in Ukraine,” said Iryna Vashchuk Discipio, President of RSU. “Draganfly’s ability to provide high-tech solutions is crucial in providing timely and safe medical supplies to communities affected in this crisis.”
“Draganfly is excited to provide our next generation Medical Response Drones to be utilized by RSU in Ukraine. 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,” said Cameron Chell, President and CEO of Draganfly.
This latest shipment builds upon the orders from Coldchain Delivery Systems for North American-made Medical Response and Search and Rescue Drones for deployment with RSU.
Draganfly Inc. (NASDAQ: DPRO; CSE: DPRO; FSE: 3U8) is the creator of quality, cutting-edge drone solutions, software, and AI systems that revolutionize the way organizations can do business and service their stakeholders. Recognized as being at the forefront of technology for over 20 years, Draganfly is an award-winning industry leader serving the public safety, public health, mining, agriculture, industrial inspections, security, mapping, and surveying markets. Draganfly is a company driven by passion, ingenuity, and the need to provide efficient solutions and first-class services to its customers around the world with the goal of saving time, money, and lives.
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About Coldchain Delivery Systems
Coldchain Delivery Systems is the leader in time and temperature-sensitive medical material management, integrating proven systems with the documentation fundamental to accreditation and effective Quality Control Systems. Coldchain Delivery Systems’ remote monitoring system, pre-qualified thermal shippers, inventory control, fulfillment, and QAQC solutions ensure the Integrity and Security of its client’s product.
For more information, visit https://coldchain-tech.com/.
About Revived Soldiers Ukraine
Revived Soldiers Ukraine is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing aid to the people of Ukraine in support of their fundamental human rights and medical rehabilitation of Ukrainian soldiers.
With the help of committed supporters, the organization can continue to assist families and soldiers in Ukraine. RSU retains the right to use no more than 10% of the funds for operational costs.
For more information, visit www.rsukraine.org/.
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