SYPAQ cardboard drone’s work in Ukraine wins Oz tech award
In what may rank as one of the most “no kidding” cases of creativity, determination, and inspiration being given its rightful due, Australian UAV company SYPAQ Systems has been awarded the country’s 2023 tech innovation award, based in large part to the major benefits its cardboard-made drones have afforded Ukraine’s defensive efforts.
SYPAQ won the 2023 AFR BOSS Most Innovative award discerned each year by the business daily Australian Financial Review. The paper selected the Melbourne-based company out of 700 candidates, citing the considerable affects in Ukraine of its Corvo precision payload delivery concept (PPDS) – comprised of a “cardboard drone (and) world-class guidance, navigation, and control systems, with running software designed by its own experts that can fly accurately and reliably in hostile environments.”
As DroneDJ was among the first to report back in March, SYPAQ began supplying its Corvo drones to…