Singapore national postal service SingPost just successfully trialed physical mail and parcel delivery using a drone, Joinfo.ua reports with the reference to Thenextweb.com
A drone built using the Pixhawk Steadidrone platform by Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) Labs carried a letter and t-shirt over a distance of two kilometres in five minutes to the Singaporean island.
To secure the process of identifying the recipient, the drone was equipped with “an application that has verification features to ensure the mail reaches its intended recipient.”
Still it’s going to take some time for the project to start operating numerous drones across the country.
IDA managing director Jacqueline Poh said: “Although it will be a while before it is viable for drone mail delivery to take off in Singapore, taking into consideration commercial and safety factors; this first step by SingPost and IDA demonstrates what Singapore is trying out with our Smart Nation vision – to have the various parts of our ecosystem collaborate, experiment with new ways of doing things, and in the process, literally aim for the sky with new technology.
It should be recalled that Ukroboronprom in the cooperation of Antonov Design Bureau with Polish WB-electronics carry out the project of Ukrainian aircraft impact drone with a wingspan of 14 meters, able to independently find and destroy targets.