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Drone Delivery Canada signs contract with the Department of National Defence

by CM staff   

Manufacturing Operations Aerospace Defence Excellence and Security Department of National Defence Drone Delivery Canada


The contract, with a value of $200,000, will run for a six-month duration.

DDC Canary RPA (CNW Group/Drone Delivery Canada Corp.)

TORONTO — Drone Delivery Canada Corp., has signed a contract with the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces’ (DND/CAF) Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program to operate and evaluate DDC’s proprietary drone delivery platform using DDC’s recently commercialized Canary remote piloted aircraft (“RPA”).

The contract, with a value of $200,000, will run for a six-month duration. A successful outcome of this initial contract could lead to a follow on 12-month contract valued up to $1 million.

Under the terms of the contract, the Canary will be operated and evaluated in a test environment setting as well as a real-world operation to demonstrate the Canary’s ability to deliver just in time medical equipment and supplies in austere environments.

As part of the IDEaS program, DDC’s Canary drone has been selected to potentially play a crucial role in supporting the DND/CAF’s delivery of medical equipment and other necessary supplies during mission-critical operations.

“We are proud to have been selected by the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces for the IDEaS program,” said Steve Magirias, CEO of Drone Delivery Canada. “This selection is a testament to our innovative technology and its potential to have a positive impact on the defence sector. We are confident that the Canary drone can play a vital role in advancing the DND/CAF’s mission-critical operations, providing them with enhanced logistical capabilities and a competitive advantage.”

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