Zipline to triple Rwanda drone delivery to nationwide coverage
Instant logistics and drone delivery specialist Zipline has announced a vast expansion of its operation across Rwanda – the country in which it launched an activity that has since spread across Africa and around the world.
Under Zipline’s new partnership with Rwanda’s government, its drone network founded in 2016 focused specifically on delivering blood supplies will be tripled in volume, and extended to cover the entire nation. Objectives in the effort seek to make 2 million on-demand UAV drop-offs by 2029 by autonomous flights expected to rack up 200 million airborne kilometers.
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As a sign of how vast Rwandan officials believe the potential economic and social benefits of expanded drone deliveries will be, they’re making the service available to all government entities – including those overseeing finance, tourism, and e-commerce. At the same time, Zipline…