Pouncer: the Drone You Can Eat

Nigel Gifford is developing a drone with edible wings that is capable of carrying 100-pounds of vacuum-packed food and medical supplies. Although in early stages, the 'Pouncer' would be released from a plane or catapult and dropped within a 25 mile radius of the target.

Nigel Gifford is developing a drone with edible wings that is capable of carrying 100-pounds of vacuum-packed food and medical supplies. Although in early stages, the 'Pouncer' would be released from a plane or catapult and dropped within a 25 mile radius of the target.

October 24, 2016 | Source: Daily Mail, dailymail.com, 9 September 2016, Stacy Liberatore

Edible craft to have wings stuffed with food and medical supplies for humanitarian missions.

  • Airframe is made of biodegradable starch-based thermoplastic
  • Will either be dropped from a plane or shot from a catapult on the ground
  • Drone will drop within 25 miles of target to keep a safe distance from wars
  • Production will begin in 12 months and a global roll-out will follow

Using airdrops to deliver relief to disaster zones may sound like a simple solution, but these missions have proved to be inaccurate, wasteful and expensive.

With that in mind, ex-British Army veteran Nigel Gifford is developing a drone with edible wings that is capable of carrying 100-pounds of vacuum-packed food and medical supplies.

Although in early stages, the 'Pouncer' would be released from a plane or catapult and dropped within a 25 mile radius of the target.