Drone Delivery Canada has completed a commercial agreement with Moose Cree First Nation to deploy its delivery technology among local communities.
The deal, worth £1.9m ($2.5m), will enable the drone firm to put its drone delivery platform to work within the Moose Factory and Moosonee towns in Ontario.
The operation will use DDC’s Sparrow aircraft to commercially transport goods including letters, parcels and medical supplies up to its 5kg payload capacity.
CEO of Drone Delivery Canada, Tony Di Benedetto, said: “We are on track with the roll out of our commercial operations in Q2 of 2019. This agreement is representative of the large ‘Remote Communities’ market that we see penetrating over the next 3 to 5 years.”
He added: “The Remote Communities market is only one segment of the overall total addressable market in Canada. In addition to Canada, DDC is working with other customers around the globe to licence our FLYTE software and drone delivery technology.”
In Canada, there are approximately one thousand remote communities which DDC, in partnership with Moose Cree, is hoping to help.
Director of economic development at Moose Cree First Nation, said: “We have worked closely with DDC for nearly two years and see the many benefits of DDC’s Drone Delivery Technology to our community as well as many others like us.”
He continued: “Where infrastructure is weak, or at times non-existent or accessible, DDC’s drone delivery platform is a valuable solution to connect remote communities and provide fast and efficient deliveries that were once not possible.”