Swoop Aero will start drone delivery medical business in Namibia

It was reported on December 20 that, according to news from DroneDJ, drone logistics company Swoop Aero has made some impressive progress in commercial services this year. It has recently expanded its Ziplines’ service during medical evacuation across Africa. The “UAV Public Welfare” section is a bright spot.

Swoop Aero, headquartered in Melbourne, recently announced that it has decided to start drone logistics services in Namibia. The main focus is on the distribution of medical and health products in this southwestern African country, and it is planned to start in 2022.

Earlier this month, the company conducted a test flight of a new drone delivery service to be launched in Sierra Leone in cooperation with UAVaid. In March, the company won the Australian AAUS Humanitarian Achievement Award because its work in Malawi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Mozambique accelerated the transportation of treatment and test results between hospitals and remote villages in an effort to combat a range of diseases .

When starting medical drone logistics work in Namibia, Aero Swoop will seek to improve healthcare services for the 2.5 million residents in this vast country, where the socio-economic gap between cities and remote areas is equally huge.

FDD50 fixed-wing VTOL  medical delivery drone

Delivery VTOL UAV, Remote airdrop system for emergency supplies(replenishment of medicines, food, water, plasma, etc.)

FlyDragon FDD50P UAV cargo delivery drone is equipped with industrial-grade vertical take-off and landing fixed-wing flight control. Maximum payload 15kg, life time is 2h@15kg payload, 4h@10kg payload, it's have a dropping box for delivery, drop box size: Length 462MM, width 296MM, height 169MM. it's used to delivery medicines, food, water, plasma, etc

The drone platform has the following features and advantages:
a) Practical and efficient: it has the characteristics of fixed-wing UAV’s long flight time, fast speed, long distance and large load;
b) Vertical take-off and landing: with the take-off and landing mode of the rotorless drone, greatly reducing the requirements for landing and landing and airspace;
c) low cost of use: no complicated and bulky launching and recycling equipment, no additional recycling sensors required;
d) Simple operation: integrated special flight control and navigation system, full autonomous flight, operators only need to send flight plans, no professional training and operational experience;
e) Compact system: no complicated auxiliary equipment, simple transportation, deployment, maintenance and withdrawal.


Body length: 2.5m
Wingspan: 3.8m
Maximum takeoff weight: 50kg
Maximum payload: 15kg
Life time: 2h@15kg payload, 4h@10kg payload
Flying radius: 200-400km (depending on the amount of oil)
Maximum control distance: Remote control (manual control): 1km
Ground station control (depending on the distance of the digital transmission): 30km standard
Maximum speed: 130km/h
Cruising speed: 100-120km/h
Maximum oil load: 12L
Lift limit: 4000m
Maximum wind resistance: 12m/s (6 wind)
Use environment: -10 °C +45 °C; anti-light rain
Climb/lower power battery: 4*14000mAh-6S lithium battery
Take-off and landing mode: vertical takeoff and landing
Shipping size: 1.6*0.7*0.6m (length * width * height)

Drop box size: Length 462MM, width 296MM, height 169MM

Delivery method: parachute