UK Drone Delivery CAELUS Project Launches
UK Drone Delivery Network CAELUS Launches
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
CAELUS (Care & Equity – Healthcare Logistics UAS Scotland), a consortium led by AGS Airports in partnership with NHS Scotland to establish the UK’s premiere drone-based medical distribution network, closed £10.1 million in funding from the Future Flight Challenge at UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) last month.
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Consortium members, stakeholders and politicians assembled at Glasgow Airport for the official launch, which featured a keynote speech from Scottish Government Public Health Minister Maree Todd as well as a number of exhibitions from consortium partners.
CAELUS comprises 16 partners, which include the University of Strathclyde, NATS, NHS Scotland and Skyports, all collaborating with the goal of providing Scotland’s first national drone network capable of delivering crucial medical supplies across the country, including to remote…