Russian Post tests Its first drones in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area
The first unmanned aerial vehicles for the Russian Post were tested in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area, reports the press office of the region's governor.19 November 2021
'Trials of the first drones for the Russian Post were carried out in Yamal. The test flight was performed along the route Salekhard–Aksarka. Yamal became the first region in the country to sign a trilateral agreement with the Russian Post and the UAV manufacturer Aeromax,' says a report cited by RIA Novosti.
'Our main task is to create comfortable living conditions for northerners, even those in the most remote villages. And it's not just a matter of construction and beautification, but also that of access to high-quality services and facilities. The residents of Yamal in every corner of our peninsula should be able to receive parcels and letters on time. That is why the drone technology that we've tested today offers much potential for the area. We will provide our partners with all the support they need to expand the territory covered by unmanned delivery and improve the quality of this service,' Dmitry Artyukhov, Governor of Yamal, is quoted in the report.
Aeromax's SH-450 unmanned helicopter can carry up to 100 kg of mail over a distance of 150 km. The drone can reach the speed of 90 km per hour and stay in the air for up to six hours. The region's UAV technology is developed at the governor's initiative. The use of drones will allow to deliver letters and parcels to residents of Yamal's remote settlements in the shortest time possible.
'The government of the autonomous area is ready to provide the Russian Post with all the assistance necessary to set up a network of trial routes in the region, as well as create the ground infrastructure for controlling such unmanned systems. We are interested in improving the quality of logistics services,' the press service quotes Arkady Bessonov, Deputy Governor of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area.