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The CAELUS project in Scotland has received £10.1m for drone delivery of medical supplies using a long range aircraft from Dronamics.

The project is led by the operator of Glasgow and Aberdeen airports with funding from the Future Flight Challenge programme to develop and trial the UK’s first national distribution network using drones to transport essential medicines, blood, organs, and other medical supplies to remote communities across Scotland.

The consortium has 16 partners including Dronamics, which has developed the Black Swan cargo drone, that is capable of carrying up to 350kg at a range of up to 2,500km. The flight trials are scheduled to be completed by 2024. This long range capability is key for communities on the more remote islands of Scotland.

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