Turkey’s military has been developing a new drone that can carry and use heavy-duty airbags for ambulance vehicles, as well as an emergency vehicle.
The airbags have a high pressure capacity of 15 atmospheres, which is equivalent to around a million litres of gas, and are designed to help paramedics and emergency services save lives by cutting the time they spend on the road.
Turkey’s military is also looking to develop an emergency medical vehicle to save lives in the country, which would be similar to an ambulance.
The government has invested $1.3 billion in the project, which was announced in January.
The drone, named “Ambulante”, will be used for emergencies like road accidents and other incidents where it is necessary to save a life, according to a press release from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation.
The new ambulance would be capable of carrying up to three people, and could carry up to two people and up to 200 litres of air, according the press release.
It has been designed to carry up the number of people needed for a case in emergencies and also to save money on gas for ambulances.
The drones are expected to be used by the military in the coming months, with more testing to be carried out to determine its effectiveness.