Skyports, Swoop Aero join in medical supplies drone deliveries- DroneDJ
Drone service companies Skyports and Swoop Aero are extending their past partnerships to Kenya, where they’ve teamed up with local UAV operator Astral Aerial Solutions in a series of the nation’s first beyond line of sight (BVLOS) delivery trials to prepare for regular transport of medical supplies.
London-based Skyports and Melbourne-headquartered Swoop Aero have hooked up in multiple partnerships previously, most involving aerial transportation in the UK and Europe. Their work with Kenya’s Astral Aerial Solutions will take that shared activity to Africa, where Swoop Aero has vast experience using UAVs to extend access to healthcare to remote communities across the continent.
To that end, the trio has been testing what they say are the first BVLOS flights in Kenya to ready the rollout next year of regularly operated drone deliveries of medical supplies to underserved communities.
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