The first Russian tests of drones to combat the consequences of the coronavirus epidemic will be held on Saturday, April 11, at the Orlovka airfield in the Tver region. This was reported in the press service of the Russian venture company (RVC).
Experts will test the possibility of using drones to deliver medical supplies, disinfect streets and objects, inform the population, and monitor potentially dangerous areas, TASS notes.
“The implementation of the project will automatically allocate air space for drones, observe safe intervals between flights and prevent conflicts in the air,” the report says. It is planned to create joint service zones for both unmanned and manned aircraft.
The tests were organized by JSC Concern International air navigation systems (MANS) as part of the development of the AERONET market of the National technology initiative (NTI), the project office of which is RVC.
“As a result, conditions will be created for safe and efficient flights of unmanned and manned vessels in a single airspace,” said Mikhail Kanevsky, Executive Director of the MANS concern.
Earlier on Saturday, Sergey Zhukov, co-head of the AERONET working group of the National technology initiative, suggested that Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin use drones in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus.