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World’s first animal vaccine to fly via drone transported by TechEagle

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Indian Immunologicals, along with the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India; Department of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, Government of Arunachal Pradesh, and TechEagle, the NCR based drone service provider, came together for the maiden drone flight of animal vaccines from Roing to Paghlam in Arunachal Pradesh. The Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh is working to strengthen the supply chain for animal husbandry by providing safe, secured and faster delivery of various related items originating from Lower Dibang valley.

“It is a historic event as drone technology has not been used before to deliver life saving drugs and medicines in the Veterinary sector. He stated that the success of the experimental launch in the field level has paved the way for the further use of this technology in the sectors of Agriculture, Horticulture etc.”

Tage Taki, Honourable Minister for Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh

TechEagle’s state-of-the-art drone delivery technology shall ensure consistent and reliable distribution of life-saving drugs, vaccines, and other items related to animals in hard-to-reach areas of the state.  

The flight took off from Kangkong and transported the cargo to Paglam, covering an aerial distance of 29 km in just 20 minutes. The road distance from Kangkong to Paglam is about 120 km which takes around 4 hours to cover. TechEagle’s indigenously developed Hybrid Drone – Vertiplane X3 delivered the vaccines 12 times faster than ground transportation.  

We are delighted to have collaborated with the Animal husbandry department to empower the farmers and create a robust infrastructure through unprecedented drone delivery systems.

Anshu Abhishek, COO & Co-Founder of TechEagle

The Vertiplane X3 is India’s fastest and longest-range hybrid e-VTOL drone that flies at a maximum speed of 120 kmph for 100km in single charge, and has a payload capacity of upto 3kg. It takes off vertically like a helicopter and converts itself automatically into fixed-wing (i.e. passenger aircraft) mode for travelling larger distances with greater speed, and when it reaches the delivery locations, converts itself back to helicopter mode to land in a very small area of 5mx5m. The in-house developed drone can be operated in most geographies and terrains.

TechEagle has also successfully completed Asia’s first cold chain vaccine delivery by drones in the state of Telangana with the World Economic Forum’s Medicine from the Sky project. Furthermore, it has also conducted drone delivery of Covid-19 vaccines and medicines in hard-to-reach areas of Himachal Pradesh and Meghalaya and Longest Parcel Delivery with Drones for India Post.

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