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WINGCOPTER EXPANDS TO US, DEVELOPS NEXT-GEN DRONE WITH $22M IN FUNDING – In a series-A funding round, the German drone start-up Wingcopter raised $22M to expand its operations to the US market and to develop the next-gen drone technology. Since its founding in 2017, the company has come a long way with its in-house developed and built Wingcopter 178 cargo drone.
PFIZER WANTS TO DISTRIBUTE COVID-19 VACCINES BY DRONE – The pharmaceutical company Pfizer has partnered with the NGO WeRobotics to distribute COVID-19 vaccines in hard-to-reach areas. The industrial DJI M300 drone is taken as a starting point. WeRobotics will have the system adapted by its Flying Labs department so that it can be used to fly refrigerated vaccines.
CHILEAN NAVY HELICOPTER COLLIDES WITH DJI MAVIC AIR 2 DRONE – On January 23rd, a Chilean navy helicopter collides with a DJI Mavic Air 2 drone. A passenger onboard the helicopter got injured as a result of the collision. Photos show that the drone crashed through the windshield and seemingly hitting the person in the face.
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- Drone company Wingcopter gets more firepower in vaccine delivery race
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- STEM center partners with Beaufort County schools for greater reach of drone program
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