Emergency drone passes ASTM tests for parachute recovery
An Orlando-based company planning to support emergency medical services in Florida with advanced drone delivery operations says it has reached a major new milestone by successfully getting its small UAS parachute recovery systems certified according to ASTM International standards.
Archer First Response Systems recently tested a Freefly Alta X aircraft outfitted with a parachute recovery system at the Northern Plains UAS Test Site. The goal was to see if the parachute, designed by Drone Rescue Systems, could protect people and property from severe damage and enable safe commercial drone operations. All tests were conducted in accordance with the latest F3322-22 ASTM specifications for deployable drone parachutes.
That these tests could be completed successfully is an important development because Archer helps first responders transport life-saving medical devices during time-sensitive and life-threatening emergencies. Their tech is integrated into…