Flirtey drone delivers COVID-19 test kit

US drone delivery specialist Flirtey has successfully conducted a COVID-19 test kit delivery trial in Nevada in conjunction with pandemic testing company Vault Health.

A Flirtey Eagle delivery drone flew to the backyard of a home in Nevada and hovered over the location while it lowered the test kit to the ground. Flirtey and Vault Health said that this delivery method is far quicker than using ground based parcel or mail deliveries, and can speed up the process by 48 hours.

Flirtey founder and CEO Matthew Sweeny remarked, “Our mission is to save lives and improve lifestyles by making delivery instant for everyone. Conducting drone deliveries of at-home Covid-19 test kits with Vault Health is another huge step toward our mission.

“Flirtey has built the best-in-class drone delivery system for last-mile delivery. As we expand our testing programs, we are working closely with the FAA on Type Certification, which will enable wide-scale use of our technology for commercial and life-saving applications.”