Keymerging Technologies buys robotic aircraft
16 August 2013
Kenya-based Keymerging Technologies Ltd has purchased ING Robotic Aviation's Responderrotary wing unmanned aerial vehicle systems for use in East Africa. The robotic aircraft will be used for aerial surveillance with both electro-optical and infrared cameras, to provide a wide range of imagery and monitoring support for their clients.
ING Robotic Aviation has sold two complete Responder vertical take off and landing (VTOL) robotic aircraft with cameras, as well as a Ground Control System (GCS) and ancillary equipment. As well the company is providing a two week training package in East Africa. Delivery and training will be late August 2013.
"Responder will be used as a flexible surveillance tool," said Ian Glenn, CEO and CTO of ING Robotic Aviation. "Our equipment will be used to get the right information, into the right hands, at the right time."
The stabilized, gimbal mounted camera system can provide real time still and video images in both visual and infrared sections of the spectrum. Additionally, these images can be rendered in a range of useful ways in order to be able to improve situational awareness. They can be used for a number of applications, including infrastructure inspection, urban planning, search and rescue and aerial photography.
ING Robotic Aviation delivers airborne sensing solutions and much more. We developed our skills through extensive operational surveillance work with the Canadian military. From these beginnings, we are now providing commercial services including critical infrastructure inspections, forest fire monitoring and land use planning in North America and other regions. Our clients are getting the right information in the right hands in a timely manner, and also discovering whole new uses and capabilities for robotic aviation. We are at the forefront of a disruptive technological and operational change, focused on reinventing aviation.
Keymerging Technologies is a high-tech security solutions provider, based in East Africa. Their mission is to identify leading edge technologies and assist with their deployment across central and East Africa.