The on-demand drone delivery trials with Zipline will take place near Walmart’s home in Northwest Arkansas.
According to Ward, “Zipline will operate from a Walmart store and can service a 50-mile radius, which is about the size of the state of Connecticut.”
The system will facilitate rapid delivery times of under an hour, Ward wrote, and helps curb carbon emissions.
“The operation will likely begin early next year, and, if successful, we’ll look to expand,” the executive added.
Ward added that Zipline had delivered more 200,000 medical products across thousands of medical facilities in multiple countries.
“This uniquely positions them for national-scale operations across the United States,” Ward added.