Drone Racing League Algorand World Championship Race Highlights Successful Season for Draganfly

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Los Angeles, CA., Feb. 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Draganfly Inc. (NASDAQ: DPRO) (CSE: DPRO) (FSE: 3U8) (“Draganfly” or the “Company”), an award-winning, industry-leading drone solutions and systems developer, is pleased to announce that The Drone Racing League (the “DRL”), the world’s premier professional drone racing property, will air their Championship event, supported by Draganfly, this Sunday, February 20 at 1pm EST on NBC and Twitter.

Marking the finale of the 2021-22 Drone Racing League Algorand World Championship Season, the DRL Vegas Championship Race Presented by T-Mobile, is the culmination of 14-levels of the most competitive drone racing, where the world’s best drone pilots compete for the coveted World Champion title outside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The talented DRL racers are also the stars of the “Why I Fly” series of short videos that look at the competitors’ journeys from rookie drone pilot to professional racers and is presented by Draganfly as part of its multi-year partnership with the DRL.

Draganfly’s first season participating with DRL has provided valuable insight required for the scaling of DRL Labs, the league’s innovation hub set up in collaboration with Draganfly. Through DRL Labs, the partners will research and develop next generation drone technology that will advance the sport of drone racing and other industries undergoing significant transformations through drones, including humanitarian aid and mobility.

Draganfly’s advanced Vital Intelligence technology is also being integrated into DRL’s race circuit. The Company’s Smart Vital Kiosks was utilized at the Championship race. The kiosks can screen, with voluntary consent, temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, and oxygen saturation (SpO2) in seconds. The system does not register any personal data of the individual being screened.

The work done through DRL Labs will see DRL pilots take new technologies into the racing arena, acting as a testbed for their endurance and suitability for wider, real-world, applications set to be provided by Draganfly to its clients.

Draganfly CEO Cameron Chell said: “DRL is providing us with a number of key opportunities to test new technologies in highly charged conditions that are difficult to simulate in a lab. This will provide further enhancement to our clients when investing in our technology. This partnership is a major gateway into showcasing what Draganfly can do, and I’m incredibly excited by it.”

The DRL Vegas Championship Race Presented by T-Mobile will air on NBC Sports and Twitter on February 20, 2022 at 1pm EST. For further information please click here.

About Draganfly

Draganfly Inc. (NASDAQ: DPRO; CSE: DPRO; FSE: 3U8) is the creator of quality, cutting-edge drone solutions, software and AI systems that revolutionize the way organizations can do business and service their stakeholders. Recognized as being at the forefront of technology for over 20 years, Draganfly is an award-winning, industry-leader serving the public safety, agriculture, industrial inspections, security, mapping and surveying markets. Draganfly is a company driven by passion, ingenuity, and the need to provide efficient solutions and first-class services to its customers around the world with the goal of saving time, money, and lives.

For more information on Draganfly, please visit us at www.draganfly.com.