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DDC’s Sparrow drone gains drop capability

Payload is delivered without requiring drone landing


June 12, 2020
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The Sparrow drone has a range of 30 km.

TORONTO – Drone Delivery Canada Corp. (DDC) has engineered and tested payload drop capabilities for its Sparrow drone. This allows a package to be loaded at the point of origin, fly to a destination, hover at a lowered altitude, drop a payload without landing, and return to the point of origin.

The Sparrow has a total flight range of up to 30 km with a maximum payload capacity of approximately 4.3 kg (10lb) and operates with automated and patented software.

“The payload drop system is now ready for commercial roll out. This exciting new Sparrow functionality allows us to even further penetrate drone delivery applications, subject to Transport Canada regulations, in healthcare, pharmaceutical, emergency aid, commercial and residential markets while also effectively limiting person-to-person contact,” said Michael Zahra, president and CEO of DDC.

“We are in active discussions with numerous prospective customers to utilize this new functionality for drone deliveries.”