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Yamaha Motor Holds Evaluation Trial of Industrial-Use Unmanned Helicopters in Kenya

Auto News - Published on Thu, 19 Sep 2019

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Yamaha Motor Co Ltd announced that it will begin an evaluation trial in cooperation with Kenyan industrial drone Service Company Astral Aerial Solutions from December 2019 aimed at strengthening its African business and making a contribution to Africa through its industrial-use unmanned helicopters. This trial is based on the agreement regarding the launch of a range of air service operations using unmanned aerial vehicles concluded between Yamaha Motor and Astral Aerial Solutions at the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development held in August.

Aiming to begin pilot operations in Kenya in 2020 and to roll out business to other regions of Africa in the future, the two companies are formulating business plans and discussing collaborative structures in the fields of 1) agricultural chemical spraying of cultivated rice paddies and orchards, 2) collecting information about the affected areas immediately after disasters, and 3) transporting relief supplies.

To date, Yamaha Motor has continuously provided valuable aerial-based solutions utilizing unmanned helicopters such as 1) its agricultural chemical sprayer business (principally for rice paddies) - in which it has over 30 years' experience, 2) observation of disaster sites such as volcanic eruptions and landslides, 3) aerial observation of forest growth progress, and 4) transport of maintenance materials for electricity transmission towers in mountainous areas.

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Posted By : Mohan Sharma on Thu, 19 Sep 2019
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