Drone delivers medical supplies to Isles of Scilly, UK

2020-12-21

Drone delivers medical supplies to Isles of Scilly, UK

The company "Windracers" made the first successful delivery of medicines in the fight against covid-19.

50 kg of medicines were delivered from Land's End (the westernmost point of the English part of the island of Great Britain) to the island of St Mary's (the largest island of the Scilly archipelago). The one-way flight was approximately 50 km and took 30 minutes.

"Windracers" - are engaged in providing services for the provision of humanitarian assistance with the use of unmanned aircraft systems. This project was funded by Innovate UK to support the UK's National Health Service.

Usually, food was delivered to the archipelago by manned light aircraft or by sea. But the use of these types of transport in winter or bad weather conditions can be dangerous for humans. Drone delivery can speed up the process of delivering goods or medicine, especially in urgent and emergencies.




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