Dragonfly drones neutralizing mines – not dropping explosives – in Ukraine
Much attention has been directed to the remarkable success of Ukraine forces repurposing commercial and enterprise UAVs to attack incomparably better-armed Russian troops invading the nation. Yet elsewhere in Ukraine, drones are providing critical work for humanitarian and other non-combat operations as well, including craft Canadian company Draganfly is supplying to detect the rising number of Russian-laid landmines.
Draganfly CEO Cameron Chell recently led a team from the company to oversee delivery and training of drones for humanitarian work, and to detect and clear areas booby-trapped with Russian mines. The company is working with Coldchain Delivery Systems to supply medical cargo UAVs to aid group Revived Soldiers Ukraine (RSU), and adapted aerial detection tech to demining specialists.
The dual-purpose drone campaign seeks to increase the speed and effectiveness of getting medical supplies and other assistance to victims of the war’s…