Draganfly Inc. (NASDAQ: DPRO) (CSE: DPRO) (FSE: 3U8) (“Draganfly” or the “Company”), an award-winning and industry-leading developer of drone solutions and systems, today announced today received an order for the company’s medical response and search and rescue drones from Coldchain Delivery Systems, LLC (“Coldchain Delivery Systems”) for immediate deployment with Risen soldiers Ukraine (“RSU”).
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Draganfly will provide an immediate combined total of 10 North American-made medical response and search and rescue drones. Additionally, Draganfly will donate three drone systems to RSU. The total size of the initial order (subject to conditions) is a maximum of 200 units.
Iryna Vashchuk Discipio, President of RSU, recently received the award Order of Princess Olga by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The Ukrainian civil decoration is awarded to women for their achievements in the spheres of the state, production, science, education, culture, charity and other social activities.
Draganfly’s search and rescue and medical response drones are manufactured in North America to help ensure the integrity of the company’s hardware and the security of a user’s data. The company’s medical response drones will be equipped with an innovative temperature-controlled medical response payload case. Draganfly’s payload box can carry up to 35 pounds of medical supplies, including blood, pharmaceuticals, insulin/medicine, vaccines, water, and wound care kits. It is also top mounted to make deliveries safer and more accessible.
Founded in 2006, Coldchain Delivery Systems is a leader in time and temperature sensitive medical materials. The organization has extensive experience in developing shipping systems, providing thermal shippers, creating shipping protocols, and managing pharmaceuticals, supplies, and emergency equipment.
“We are extremely honored to work with RSU and Coldchain Delivery Systems to support those affected by the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. Draganfly has a long and proud history of supporting EMS services and humanitarian relief operations around the world. Our Medical response and search and rescue drones will help RSU provide essential supplies, equipment and visual surveillance,” said Cameron Chell, CEO of Draganfly.
“Courageous Ukrainians continue to fight for freedom, democracy and the fundamental values and principles of Western civilization. There is an urgent need for medical supplies and equipment in several dangerous and hard-to-reach areas. Draganfly’s medical and search and rescue response will play a crucial role in ensuring those affected have access to the assistance they need,” said Iryna Vashchuk Discipio, President of RSU.
“The entire Coldchain Delivery Systems team is focused on providing as much support as possible to the people of Ukraine during this incredibly difficult time,” said Wayne Williams, Founder and Chief Executive Officer 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 research drones Draganfly’s specialist rescue and rescue teams, combined with their medical response drones, prove to be incredibly effective in this situation.”
Founded in 2015, RSU is a leading Ukrainian non-profit organization dedicated to helping the people of Ukraine. The organization’s programs focus on the medical intervention and rehabilitation of injured soldiers. To support those affected by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, RSU recently purchased 10 ambulances and 11 cars. Now, Draganfly’s medical response drones and search and rescue drones will be used to access hotspots and provide humanitarian aid in major Ukrainian cities, including Kyiv and Kharkiv. Additionally, the organization has allocated more than US$19 million to supply Ukrainian civilians and hospitals.
Over the past six years, RSU has developed a logistics network in Ukraine and the United States to deliver the essentials in the shortest possible time. The organization has received support from several medical institutions in the United States, including Yale, Cleveland Clinic, Metro Health, Mass General/Harvard, USC, Orlando Prosthetics and Orthotics Associates, Wills Eye Hospital, Brooks Rehabilitation Center, and Miami University.
RSU has more than 300 volunteers across Ukraine and the United States. Currently, ten full-time staff are on the ground in Ukraine, and the organization is looking to purchase more Draganfly drones to scale up its response. Support the work of Revived Soldiers Ukraine; Please click here make a donation.
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