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Autonomous drone delivering medikits

Cambridge, UK – 14th September 2017 – Innovation consultancy, Plextek have announced their development of a game changing technology that will have a significant impact on the way that emergency equipment and supplies are transported to the battlefield.

The company have been funded by the newly formed Defence and Security Accelerator to develop a millimetre wave micro-radar to enable an Unmanned Air System (UAS) to autonomously provide resupply of equipment up to 30 km away from the front line battlefield.

The system is planned to deliver food, water, medical equipment, fuel and even mechanical parts for vehicle repair; reducing the need of travel across potentially dangerous areas and the probability of Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) exposure.

The sensor has a major benefit that it can work in extreme weather environments and in both day and night, showing its future use in emergency response and disaster relief. When the risk of...

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