Drones to deliver medicine to Schiermonnikoog in new test

The use of drones by police departments around the world to easily monitor crowds of people is increasing. (credit Daily Mail)
. The use of drones by police departments around the world to easily monitor crowds of people is increasing. (credit Daily Mail)

Drones will be used to transport medicine from the Dutch mainland to the Wadden island of Schiermonnikoog in a new experiment by UMCG Ambulance Care and ANWB Medical Air Assistance, NU.nl reports.

The test involves three drones making a total of 30 flights from an unspecified location in Friesland to the helicopter port on the island. The municipality of Schiermonnikoog agreed to the test, under the condition that this will only involve medical flights. The island wants to deter commercial flights, because they disturb the peace.

The province of Friesland still has to give formal permission. 

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