Los Angeles, CA., June 14, 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, announced today that the Company, in partnership with Coldchain Delivery Systems, Inc. (“Coldchain Delivery Systems”), has successfully completed deployment and training of its first two Situational Assessment Drones to Revived Soldiers Ukraine (“RSU”).
The Situational Assessment Drones were received by Iryna Vashchuk Discipio, President of RSU, and members of her staff, including pilots, at a facility in Poland on June 10, 2022. The drones were then transported to Ukraine, where the Company’s experienced pilots conducted a thorough virtual training with RSU’s drone operators.
Draganfly has selected AeroVironment’s Quantix™ Mapper hybrid vertical take-off and landing (“VTOL”) drone to serve as the Company’s Situational Assessment Drone. Working with AeroVironment in 2020, the versatile remotely piloted aircraft system (“RPAS”) became the fifth aircraft in Draganfly’s fleet to meet Transport Canada’s safety assurance certification for RPAS advanced flight operations.
The Quantix™ Mapper is a lightweight, fully-automated drone that is easy to use and capable of providing high-resolution optical and thermal imaging during critical operations. Its hybrid VTOL design allows users to effectively launch the drone vertically and seamlessly transition to horizontal flight, maximizing efficiency and range.
“The Situational Assessment Drones are specifically designed to provide crucial and effective visual oversight during active emergency, medical, and disaster response situations,” said Cameron Chell, President and CEO of Draganfly. “The combination of these drones and our first Medical Response Drone will help RSU safely access hotspots and provide humanitarian aid in major Ukrainian cities.”
“We are thrilled to be celebrating another successful drone deployment with Draganfly,” said Wayne Williams, Founder and Executive Director of Coldchain Delivery Systems. “The company’s Situational Assessment and Medical Response Drones will help RSU reduce response times, improve situational awareness, and increase overall efficiency as the non-profit organization scales up its humanitarian aid operations in Ukraine.”
“Draganfly’s Situational Assessment and Medical Response Drones are essential for saving lives across Ukraine,” said Iryna Vashchuk Discipio, President of RSU. “Each drone helps us ensure the timely and safe delivery of medical supplies and equipment to communities in need.”
Draganfly also recently announced that DroneAid: Ukraine will be funding five highly specialized Medical Response Drones for RSU.
The latest order builds upon the initial request from Coldchain Delivery Systems for a combination of 10 North American-made Medical Response and Search and Rescue Drones for deployment with RSU. The total initial order size received by Draganfly (subject to conditions) is up to 200 units.
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.
For more information on Draganfly, please visit us at www.draganfly.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. We retain the right to use no more than 10% of the funds for operational costs.
For more information, visit: www.rsukraine.org.