Skyports aces medical drone delivery network trial in Thailand
Skyports Drone Services has moved to expand its international footprint and multiply its activities across Asia with new medical UAV delivery trials to remote destinations in Thailand.
London-based Skyports carried out the drone tests in cooperation with several official agencies, including the Ministry of Public Health and Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, which approved the delivery of medical payloads in beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operation. The demonstration was part of the nation’s plans to deploy fast, affordable, and sustainable UAV technology to extend healthcare to remote or otherwise underserved communities around the country.
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In what the company calls a “landmark” test run, Skyports drones flew medical samples from the hospital in Santun in the southwest of Thailand to a coastal health center 12 kilometers away. The company said the craft…