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Drone Delivery Canada begins development of new cargo delivery drone

LBR Staff Writer Published 23 March 2018

Drone technology firm Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) has stared the development of a new heavy lifting cargo delivery drone.

The drone, dubbed the Condor’, has an estimated lifting capability of 400 pounds of payload.

Designed to fly up to 150km, the next generation heavy lifting drone will feature a larger payload compartment than Raven and Sparrow drones.

In December 2017, the Sparrow drone secured Declaration of Compliance acceptance from the Transport Canada.

The Condor drone, which can accept pallet size payload shipments, will be used for transporting bulk cargo both in Canada and abroad.

The new drone will be incorporated with an advanced DDC Flyte management system, which was already tested in the Canadian geography, as well as in the US at the Griffiss International Airport in Rome, New York.

DDC is planning to test the Condor drone at its testing facilities with multiple customers by the end of this year.

Drone Delivery Canada CEO Tony Di Benedetto said: “Our engineering team is focused on building out our fleet to provide drones capable of addressing a wide range of client requirements in different geographies.

“The Condor will be our first delivery drone that offers our customers a platform for greater capacities of bulk shipments.

“We continue to push the envelope advancing our fleets capabilities to meet and exceed client requirements in Northern Canada and elsewhere around the world.”

In January this year, DDC announced that it will begin trial of Raven X1400 cargo delivery drone in the first quarter of this year.

Designed to fly up to 60km, Raven X1400 delivery drone can offer pay load capacities of up to 25lbs.

Raven X1400 delivery drone has been developed to deal with the odd weather conditions of Northern Canada and offer larger payloads as per the demand.

DDC is engaged in the designing, development and implementation of its proprietary logistics software platform through using drones.

The firm’s platform will be used as Software as a Service (SaaS) for government and corporate organizations.

Image: DDC has commenced the development of new cargo delivery drone. Photo: courtesy of manaemedia / FreeDigitalPhotos.net.