Canadian ambulance drone deployed in Ukraine for the first time

Last week, an ambulance drone supplied by the Canadian company Draganfly was used in Ukraine for the first time. The company reports this in a press release.

Employees of the emergency aid organization Revived Soldiers (RSU) have now been trained in the use of the system. The organization wants to deploy emergency drones in ten affected cities, including Kyiv and Kharkiv.

Medical Airlifts with ambulance drone

’s medical response drone is equipped with a transport box specially developed for medical purposes. It can carry up to 17.5 kg of temperature-sensitive medical supplies, including blood, pharmaceuticals, insulin/drugs, vaccines, water, and wound care kits. The box can be easily attached to the drone thanks to a unique quick coupling system.

In collaboration with Coldchain Delivery Systems, the first drone was delivered in on May 1, after which the system was transported to Ukraine. Initially, Draganfly will supply ten of its medical response drones. That should eventually be many tens. The drones will be deployed in Ukraine to set up medical airlifts to locations that are difficult to reach.

“Entire achievement”

“Getting the Medical Response Drone from Draganfly to RSU has been quite an achievement,” said Wayne Williams, director of Coldchain Delivery Systems. “The situation in Ukraine continues to change rapidly. Draganfly’s medical response drones will help with the timely delivery of temperature-sensitive medical supplies and life-saving equipment to hazardous and hard-to-reach areas.”

Canadian Ambulance Drone Deployed In Ukraine For The First Time
Canadian Ambulance Drone Deployed In Ukraine For The First Time 1

Photos courtesy of @aerorozvidka

This article first appeared on Dronewatch and is written by Wiebe de Jager who is also a DroneXL contributor.

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Wiebe de Jager

Wiebe de Jager (@wdejager) is the founder of Dronewatch and author of several bestselling books about drone photography. Wiebe is a certified drone pilot and has a full ROC license.

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