Draganfly Medical Response, Search and Rescue Drones Go to Ukraine
Draganfly Medical Response, Search and Rescue Drones to Ukraine
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
Today, drone solutions and systems developer Draganfly Inc. announced that it has received an order for its Medical Response and Search and Rescue Drones from temperature-sensitive delivery leader Coldchain Delivery Systems to be immediately deployed by Ukrainian non-profit organization Revived Soldiers Ukraine (RSU).
Draganfly will initially supply ten Medical Response and Search and Rescue Drones, as well as three more the company itself will be donating to RSU, with a planned total order of up to 200 units. The drones come equipped with a cutting-edge temperature-managed, top-mounted Medical Response Payload Box, capable of transporting as much as 35 pounds of medical supplies, such as blood, pharmaceuticals, vaccines, water, and wound care kits.
“We are extremely honored to work with RSU and Coldchain Delivery Systems to support those affected by the ongoing crisis in Ukraine,” said Draganfly CEO Cameron Chell. “Draganfly has a long and proud history of supporting EMS services and humanitarian aid operations globally. Our Medical Response and Search and Rescue Drones will help RSU deliver critical supplies, equipment, and visual oversight.”
“Brave Ukrainians continue to fight for freedom, democracy, and the fundamental values and principles of Western civilization,” said RSU President Iryna Vashchuk Discipio, who was recently awarded the Order of Princess Olga by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. “There is an urgent need for medical supplies and equipment in several dangerous and hard-to-reach areas. Draganfly’s Medical Response and Search and Rescue Drones will play a crucial role in ensuring that those affected have access to the aid they require. ”
“The entire team at Coldchain Delivery Systems is focused on providing as much support as possible to the people of Ukraine during this incredibly difficult time,” said Wayne Williams, Founder and Executive Director of Coldchain Delivery Systems. “We look forward to working with Draganfly and RSU to ensure the timely delivery of temperature-sensitive medical supplies including blood, medicine, and vaccines to those in need. We are confident that Draganfly’s specialized Search and Rescue Drones combined with their Medical Response Drones will prove to be incredibly effective in this situation.”
Dedicated to providing aid to the people of Ukraine, RSU has programs focused on medical response and rehabilitation of injured soldiers. The non-profit recently purchased ten ambulances and eleven cars to support those affected by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, and has distributed over $19 million USD in supplies for civilians and hospitals. The acquisition of Draganfly’s Medical Response Drones and Search and Rescue Drones will enable the organization to access hotspots and provide humanitarian aid within major cities such as Kyiv and Kharkiv. The organization plans to purchase more Draganfly drones to improve the reach of its response efforts.
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Ian attended Dominican University of California, where he received a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong passion for writing and storytelling and a keen interest in technology, he is now contributing to DroneLife as a staff writer.
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