Drone services company High Lander has partnered with Dronehop, a drone delivery company operating in Dubai. Dronehop focuses on delivering healthcare products across Dubai with its fleet of drones. The company will utilize High Lander’s Mission Control and Universal UTM solutions to control and oversee its drone operations, ensuring safety, compliance with local authorities, and harmony with legacy aviation, says the press release.
The drone industry in Dubai is booming. This is partly the result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which, as in many places, changed the delivery landscape to focus more on no-contact solutions, with sustainability also being a key factor. In line with this, in November 2021 Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum launched a program promoting the use of drones throughout the region.
Dronehop’s Hopper-1 vehicles carry are capable of carrying up to 8kg for 20km at a maximum speed of 72kph. They are able to operate safely in heavy winds, at temperatures of up to 50°C and have multiple redundancies to ensure safety, says the press release.
“Our mission is to create a drone-based delivery network for medical supplies that guarantees speedy delivery to those in need while promoting environmental sustainability in Dubai and beyond. In order to achieve this, our drones must be able to operate with complete safety,” said Khaled Bartawi, co-founder of Dronehop. “High Lander’s solutions give us full control and oversight of our drone fleet, preventing conflicts and allowing us to work hand in hand with the authorities to transition the medical space into the new century.”
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