Unmanned Systems Operations Group has formed a strategic partnership with Valqari to address the ‘last stage’ in the drone delivery process.
Valqari’s Medical Drone Delivery Station provides that essential hands-free, no contact, safe, and secure drone “Mail Box” and handling system that enables any drone to be part of an autonomous end-to-end delivery system.
Its Point-to-Point Delivery Service provides full “chain of custody,” climate control, and package sanitation, which fits numerous use cases from military logistics, parcel services, hospitality, maritime, to mining and forestry applications.
The companies are working on launching a pilot program with on-demand Pharma and Health Care providers to develop medical delivery systems via an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) in a post-COVID-19, no-contact, “click and collect” delivery environment.
The collaboration will prove the technical capabilities in real-world delivery conditions within rural, suburban, and metropolitan areas – some of the most challenging delivery conditions and regulations.
The project will encompass all aspects of UAS operations to include safety, FAA compliance, convenience, security, and the real time tracking of high value, sensitive goods. It will also measure the overall acceptance of drone deliveries and the customer satisfaction of clients.
Reflecting on the move, Pharns Genece, CEO at USOG said: “We are well-positioned to leverage the combined capabilities of Valqari’s drone delivery station and USOG’s UAS Mobile Distribution Hub (UMDH).
Adding: “Our hub provides a mobile platform to operate and monitor UAS flights and missions, as well as providing a support area for field system maintenance. We don’t focus on just the last mile of delivery. We focus on safe and secure deliveries down to the last inch of the last 5 miles.”