Singapore—The country's national postal service has started testing drones for delivery.
SingPost announced that one of its unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) had flown 2.3 kilometres (1.43 miles) to deliver a letter and a T-shirt to Pulau Ubin, an island off the northeast coast of Singapore's main island. The journey, which occurred on Sept. 25, took five minutes between Pulau Ubin and Lorong Halus, an open area on the main island facing Ubin.
SingPost worked with the government technology agency, the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), to build the drone and used a custom smartphone app to operate it. The drone was battery operated and built with the Pixhawk Steadidrone kit.
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