Swoop Aero ready to launch “phase two” of its medical drone program in Congo. The Australia-based drone startup will use its drones to join the government in its fight against COVID-19, ebola, and other major diseases.
Swoop Aero, based in Melbourne, Australia, builds and operates drones to transport medical supplies, just announced it has secured an eight-figure investment round. The medical drone company will use the funds to establish a presence in New Zealand and certify is aviation systems for additional operations.
Here’s a great example of how sometimes a crisis can speed up the application of new technology. In this case, the Coronavirus outbreak forced Swoop Aero employees to move back from various African countries to their home base in Australia. With their technology, however, they have been able to operate their entire fleet of autonomous drones in Malawi remotely from their Melbourne office.