(News and Commentary). Drone delivery heroes Zipline are already performing thousands of lifesaving drone delivery flights every day in Africa.  The world’s largest drone delivery network, Zipline can boast more than 1 million autonomous commercial delivery miles flown.  They are the world’s experts on delivering medical supplies like vaccines, blood and critical medicines, regardless of environment.  They know how to set up bases, scale operations quickly, and work with regulatory agencies.  When a base is established, says Zipline, “Each base can make up to 150 deliveries a day, and autonomously micro-target the delivery of more than two tons of cargo a week across an 8,000 sqm area…We can fly more than 20 drones at a time from each base simultaneously taking off, landing and delivering to separate points across an 8,000 square mile area.”

DRONELIFE has had the opportunity to see Zipline’s base of operations in Rwanda – and it’s an impressive and efficient operation, one that has moved well beyond a test case scenario to a mission-critical piece of the…

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