Singapore consortium to pilot drone delivery for maritime essentials
A new consortium in Singapore aims to use drones to provide shore-to-ship parcel delivery services. The unmanned aircrafts (UA) will be part of a pilot to deliver maritime essentials to vessels at anchorage.
Comprising ST Engineering, Sumitomo, and Skyports, the consortium would work with key customers in maritime with the aim to establish a UA delivery network able to deliver parcels weighing up to 7kg.
The pilot was slated to run over nine months, ST Engineering said in a statement Sunday, noting that the trial would tap its DropNet UA systems. According to the Singapore engineering company, DropNet could be tailored for urban living environment as well as customised for military applications. The autonomous system supports technologies such as facial recognition and visual imaging, and provides real-time data analytics.
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