Russian Post deliveries to be done by UAVs?

The Russian Ministry of Communications and Mass Media is considering the possibility of using unmanned aerial vehicles to do Russian Post deliveries, minister Nikolai Nikiforov announced at a robotics event in Sochi on Nov. 23.

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The Russian Ministry of Communications and Mass Media is considering the possibility of using unmanned aerial vehicles to do Russian Post deliveries, minister Nikolai Nikiforov announced at a robotics event in Sochi on Nov. 23.

Nikiforov said the proposal did not involve the use of so-called drones.

“We are considering heavier models: unmanned airships capable of carrying 200 kg of cargo to a distance of 400 km,” Nikiforov said, adding that such post deliveries in the European part of Russia would be “extremely interesting."

However, there are many issues that are yet to be resolved since, officially, an UAV cannot perform a flight over Russian territory without an authorization from Rosaviatsia, the federal agency regulating air transport in Russia.

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