Toronto-based Drone Delivery Canada announced the first sale of its Condor heavy-lift UAV in a deal with the government’s Transport Canada agency.

Drone Delivery Canada said the transaction for the Condor heavy-lift craft was valued at CAD $1.2 million ($880,000), and would also provide Transport Canada with operating and testing support throughout 2023. It noted the deal was brokered by its Air Canada sales agent as part of the government’s Innovative Solutions Canada program.

Under terms of the accord, Drone Delivery Canada will provide the agency with a Condor UAV – currently the largest craft it produces. Measuring 22 feet long, five feet wide, and seven feet tall, the heavy-lift drone has a hauling capacity of 400 lb., and a flight range of just over 124 miles at an operating speed of nearly 75 mph. 

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Propelled like a helicopter with a single main rotor…