Wingcopter drone delivery of medical supplies on Vanuatu

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If you are considering entering the Lake Victoria Challenge this year the folks at Wingcopter are truly laying down the gauntlet Over the past few weeks, Wingcopter drones had flown over 3500 kilometers beyond visual line of sight on Pentecost Island Vanuatu, delivering vaccines with an average payload of 3.5 kilograms. There are serving 19 villages across the island. The payload includes four large packs of ice to cool the vaccines during and after delivery. To make on-site delivery with Wingcopter even faster and safer, they have developed a special winch lowering mechanism that releases the delivery box directly at the destination where the vaccines are urgently needed. The Wingcopter hovers 10 meters above the ground, the box is lowered until it safely reaches the ground. This provides a scalable solution for delivering vaccines and other life-saving medical supplies from a central facility to multiple destinations without the need for an approach and departure infrastructure on the receiving side. Local nurses often trek through the jungles to deliver lifesaving medicine and vaccines to health facilities. While some facilities are only 20 kms away, a single journey may take over two hours by car and up to 7 hours when trekking through rough terrain, often hampered by unremitting rain. Wingcopter keep raising the bar in the drone delivery world, well done all there. ***************** If you would like to support Drone & Sundry for free and browse the internet without being tracked by ads and data trackers, download and use Brave browser: https://brave.com/dro980 ***************** SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY NEWS ROUNDUP EMAIL http://eepurl.com/dxkHcv Stay informed on the Business of Drones Don't miss out on any of our latest videos, subscribe to our channel https://goo.gl/PMFYQb Other places you can find us: https://www.instagram.com/droneandsundry/ https://www.suasnews.com https://www.facebook.com/suasnews https://www.twitter.com/suasnews

Published by: Drone & Sundry
Published at: ۱ year ago
Category: علمی و تکنولوژی