Draganfly, through its channel partner Coldchain Delivery Systems, has received an initial order for its proprietary Medical Response and Search and Rescue Drones for immediate deployment to Ukraine
Spring Branch, TX., March 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Draganfly Inc. (NASDAQ: DPRO) (CSE: DPRO) (FSE: 3U8) (“Draganfly” or the “Company”), an award-winning, industry-leading drone solutions and systems developer, announced today that it has received an order for the Company’s Medical Response and Search and Rescue Drones from Coldchain Delivery Systems, LLC (“Coldchain Delivery Systems”) for immediate deployment with Revived Soldiers Ukraine (“RSU”).
Draganfly will provide an immediate combined total of 10 North American-made Medical Response and Search and Rescue Drones. In addition, Draganfly will be donating three drone systems to RSU. The total initial order size (subject to conditions) is up to 200 units.
Iryna Vashchuk Discipio, President of RSU, was recently awarded the Order of Princess Olga by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The Ukrainian civil decoration is bestowed on women for their achievements in state, production, scientific, educational, cultural, charity, and other social activities.
Draganfly’s Medical Response and Search and Rescue Drones are manufactured in North America to help ensure the integrity of the Company’s hardware and the security of a user’s data. The Company’s Medical Response Drones will be equipped with an innovative temperature-managed Medical Response Payload Box. Draganfly’s payload box can transport up to 35 pounds of medical supplies, including blood, pharmaceuticals, insulin/medicines, vaccines, water, and wound care kits. It is also uniquely top-mounted to make deliveries safer and more accessible.
Founded in 2006, Coldchain Delivery Systems is a leader in time and temperature-sensitive medical materials. The organization has extensive experience developing shipping systems, supplying thermal shippers, creating shipping protocols, and managing pharmaceuticals, supplies, and emergency asset materials.
“We are extremely honored to work with RSU and Coldchain Delivery Systems to support those affected by the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. Draganfly has a long and proud history of supporting EMS services and humanitarian aid operations globally. Our Medical Response and Search and Rescue Drones will help RSU deliver critical supplies, equipment, and visual oversight,” said Cameron Chell, CEO of Draganfly.
“Brave Ukrainians continue to fight for freedom, democracy, and the fundamental values and principles of Western civilization. There is an urgent need for medical supplies and equipment in several dangerous and hard-to-reach areas. Draganfly’s Medical Response and Search and Rescue Drones will play a crucial role in ensuring that those affected have access to the aid they require,” said Iryna Vashchuk Discipio, President of RSU.
“The entire team at Coldchain Delivery Systems is focused on providing as much support as possible to the people of Ukraine during this incredibly difficult time,” said Wayne Williams, Founder and Executive Director of Coldchain Delivery Systems. “We look forward to working with Draganfly and RSU to ensure the timely delivery of temperature-sensitive medical supplies including blood, medicine, and vaccines to those in need. We are confident that Draganfly’s specialized Search and Rescue Drones combined with their Medical Response Drones will prove to be incredibly effective in this situation.”
Founded in 2015, RSU is a top Ukrainian non-profit organization dedicated to providing aid to the people of Ukraine. The organization’s programs are focused on medical response and rehabilitation of injured soldiers. To support those affected by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, RSU recently purchased 10 ambulances and 11 cars. Now, Draganfly’s Medical Response Drones and Search and Rescue Drones will be used to access hotspots and provide humanitarian aid within major Ukrainian cities, including Kyiv and Kharkiv. Additionally, the organization has allocated more than US$19 million toward supplies for the Ukrainian civilians and hospitals.
Over the past six years, RSU has developed a logistical network in Ukraine and the United States to deliver essentials in the shortest possible time. The organization has received support from several medical facilities in the U.S., including Yale, Cleveland Clinic, Metro Health, Mass General / Harvard, USC, Orlando Prosthetics and Orthotics Associates, Wills Eye Hospital, Brooks Rehabilitation Center, and Miami University.
RSU has more than 300 volunteers across Ukraine and the U.S. Currently, ten full-time staff members are on the ground in Ukraine, and the organization is looking to purchase more of Draganfly’s drones to scale up its response. To support the work of Revived Soldiers Ukraine; please click here to donate.
Draganfly Inc. (NASDAQ: DPRO; CSE: DPRO; FSE: 3U8) is the creator of quality, cutting-edge drone solutions, software, and AI systems that revolutionize the way organizations can do business and service their stakeholders. Recognized as being at the forefront of technology for over 20 years, Draganfly is an award-winning industry leader serving the public safety, public health, mining, agriculture, industrial inspections, security, mapping, and surveying markets. Draganfly is a company driven by passion, ingenuity, and the need to provide efficient solutions and first-class services to its customers around the world with the goal of saving time, money, and lives.
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About Revived Soldiers Ukraine
Revived Soldiers Ukraine is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing aid to the people of Ukraine in support of their fundamental human rights and medical rehabilitation of Ukrainian soldiers.
With the help of committed supporters, the organization can continue to assist families and soldiers in Ukraine. We retain the right to use no more than 10% of the funds for operational costs.
For more information, visit https://www.rsukraine.org/.
About Coldchain Delivery Systems
Coldchain Delivery Systems is the leader in time and temperature-sensitive medical material management integrating proven systems with the documentation fundamental to accreditation and effective Quality Control Systems. Coldchain Delivery Systems’ remote monitoring system, pre-qualified thermal shippers, inventory control, fulfillment, and QAQC solutions ensure the Integrity and Security of its client’s product.
For more information, visit: https://coldchain-tech.com/.
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