Scotland Gets Drone Delivery Service For Medical Supplies
Under the name CAELUS, work will be done in Scotland in the coming years to roll out a nationwide drone delivery service for medical goods. The British government has made a subsidy of more than eleven million euros available. The delivery drones will serve islands as well as remote and urban areas.
National drone delivery network
The CAELUS (Care & Equity – Healthcare Logistics UAS Scotland) consortium comprises sixteen parties, including the University of Strathclyde, the British aviation authority NATS, and NHS Scotland. Together they are developing the first national drone network to transport essential medicines, blood, and other medical supplies across Scotland. The flights are operated by drone operator Skyports.
Since the start of the project in January 2020, drone landing stations have been designed for NHS sites across Scotland and a virtual model (digital twin) has been developed of the target delivery network connecting hospitals, pathology labs,…