Fortem Technologies Enables Safe Unmanned Drone Delivery of Life
Fortem Technologies Enables Safe Unmanned Drone Delivery of Life Saving Medical Supplies to North Carolina’s WakeMed Hospital
PLEASANT GROVE, UT, May 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fortem Technologies, Inc., the market leader of C-UAS security and defense solutions, announced today that it has completed the first phase of the US Department of Transportation’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program (UAS IPP) in North Carolina. As part of the program, Fortem is conducting tests to monitor the airspace around WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh, tracking manned flights alongside the UPS Delivery Corridor, delivering medical test samples safely and quickly via unmanned drones. Fortem was able to accurately and consistently track incoming medical helicopter traffic, providing real-time alerts to Airmap, an unmanned service supplier, thereby helping to enable a safe and secure airspace for flight. The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Division of Aviation partners, including WakeMed Hospital, are testing drone operations that will soon go beyond a pilot’s visual line of sight (BVLOS), to provide efficient and safe drone operations with the ultimate goal of helping to improve healthcare access for all North Carolinians.
Fortem Technologies will continue to provide situational awareness of potential collisions with manned aircraft for the UAS operators in the WakeMed area. Using Fortem’s award-winning TrueView™ radar, and SkyDome® software system, Fortem...