Drones are the modern technology revolutionizing the delivery of lifesaving medical and humanitarian aid in rural places. We are building a fit-for-purpose, state-of-the-art humanitarian drone, Project: Kestrel will eliminate the need for costly infrastructure. Using special GPS and image-detection software, the drone can land in the designated location and recipients can interact with the drone, meaning samples and supplies can be sent, up to 150km, the other way. By experimenting with materials such as bamboo, these drones use materials than can be made and repaired within local developing economies.
The fixed-wing provides a long range and endurance enabling the delivery of emergency medical goods. The VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Lift) aspect comes from four vertical take-off propellers ensuring a stable and responsive take-off and landing. This configuration enables the drone to be deployed from virtually any terrain, navigate confidently and detect and land at any specified waypoint.