Drone Delivery Canada Announces Plans to Accelerate Commercial Testing of Its Heavy-Lift, Long-Range Cargo Delivery Drone – The Condor
Toronto, ON, April 14, 2020, Drone Delivery Canada Corp. (TSXV: FLT; OTC: TAKOF; Frankfurt: ABB.F) (the “Company” or “DDC”), is pleased to announce that it will begin the commercial testing of the Condor. The Condor has a lifting capability of 180kgs (400lbs) of payload, a travel range of 200kms and an operating speed of 120kph. The multi-package payload compartment is designed to carry approximately 20 cubic feet of cargo.
This phase of testing for Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) flight is taking place at the Foremost UAS Test Range in Alberta, Canada and will test the long-range and heavy-lift capabilities of the Condor. The Company is in discussions with various potential customers, who all have expressed a strong interest in the Condor. This has particularly been the case under the current pandemic situation with the Condor interest to connect remote communities to aid in fighting COVID-19.
“Market response to the Condor has been overwhelmingly positive. With the COVID-19 situation, interested customers have asked us to fast-track the commercialization process which we are now doing. The capabilities of the Condor simply address many social (medical, pharmaceutical, remote communities, Indigenous communities, humanitarian aid, etc) and economic (mining, oil & gas, courier, inspection, etc) use-cases being requested by DDC’s customers. Drone delivery is also an ideal solution for limiting person-to-person contact in the current pandemic situation. These requests are happening globally,” said Michael Zahra, President and CEO. “Additionally, DDC’s patented FLYTE system is airframe agnostic, meaning it can easily be integrated onto future DDC or third-party drones and rotary or fixed-wing manned aircraft to allow the Company to offer a strong technology roadmap for even heavier-lift and longer-range drones in the future.”
The Condor measures 22 feet long, 5 feet wide and 7 feet tall. It has a rotor diameter of approximately 20 feet and is capable of vertical takeoff and landing. It is equipped with DDC’s proprietary FLYTE management system which is the same platform used in all of DDC’s cargo delivery drones.
The Company is active in deploying commercial agreements previously announced and successfully saw commercial operations start in Q1 2020. The company maintains a robust funnel of opportunities in Canada and internationally.
About Drone Delivery Canada Corp.
Drone Delivery Canada Corp. is a drone technology company focused on the design, development and implementation of its proprietary logistics software platform, using drones. The Company’s platform will be used as a Software as a Service (SaaS) model for government and corporate organizations globally.
Drone Delivery Canada Corp. is a publicly listed company trading on the TSX.V Exchange under the symbol FLT, on the U.S. OTC Q B market with Nasdaq International Designation under the symbol TAKOF and on the Frankfurt exchange in Germany under the symbol A2AMGZ.
Read more at: www.DroneDeliveryCanada.com or on DDC’s social media.
About the Foremost Test Range
The Foremost Test Range is a permanent Restricted Airspace area for flying Unmanned Aircraft Systems, located in Southeast Alberta. The airspace is particularly attractive for companies that wish to conduct beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) test flights. The test range provides 700 square nautical miles (2400 square kilometres) of airspace designated for drone operations up to 18,000 feet above sea level.
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