RigiTech’s Uruguay BVLOS medical drone delivery trials ‘first in Latin America’
Swiss drone delivery company RigiTech has further expanded its zone of international activity with the launch of trial beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flights of medical supplies in Uruguay.
Having previously notched up BVLOS drone deliveries of medical payloads in both France and its domestic Swiss market, RigiTech announced its Eiger UAV has now taken wing in a four-month test operation shuttling supplies between Uruguay’s Tacuarembó Hospital (ASSE) and three regional clinics. It said payloads included maternal breast milk, blood samples, and medicine.
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RigiTech said the initial outings of its 15-liter payload capacity, 100-kilometer-range drone in trials launched earlier this month were the first BVLOS flights in Latin America.
In addition to providing the craft and its operating system, the Lausanne-based company is monitoring aerial activity during the…