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– Until the end of the year, we will need to develop and coordinate with the Ministry of economic development a road map, and from the beginning of 2021 to proceed to the experiment, – said Deputy Governor for the economy of the Tomsk region Andrey Antonov. – Next year the region will operate a special right mode. It involves a simplified application of the laws governing the use of drones. Then this legal framework will spread all over the country.

In Tomsk will carry two types of goods: social and industrial. For example, medical supplies or spare parts for the needs of the oil and gas industry. Cargo drones will deliver them into remote areas.

– the Geographical features of the Tomsk region promote freight transport with the help of drones – said “RG” head of the Department for the development of innovation and entrepreneurship in Tomsk region Alexander Turlov. Because large areas of the region suffers from year-round transport availability, human settlements and engineering infrastructure located from each other at a considerable distance.

In the Tomsk region in 2018 in conjunction with the Foundation for advanced studies successfully developing the project “Taiga”, in which an polygon for testing of unmanned systems. The first tests with the participation of drones conducted in Siberia railroad. Our trials this spring, spent and Tomsk scientists: drones delivered medicines and images for analysis from remote settlements of the region. The drone transported the vaccine through the Ob. The tests confirmed the possibility of rapid drug delivery and biomaterial without violating their safety.