Halkin Group is planning to use UAV drones to aid humanitarian efforts in Africa

The week-long exercise will see Halkin UAV utilised in mission planning, delivery of medicines to remote communities, delivery of emergency supplies, area surveillance, surveying 2D/3D mapping.

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  • Halkin Unmanned is planning to use UAV drones to aid humanitarian efforts in Africa.
  • The week-long exercise will see Halkin UAV utilised in mission planning, delivery of medicines to remote communities, delivery of emergency supplies, area surveillance, surveying 2D/3D mapping.

Halkin Unmanned, a subsidiary of Halkin Group, a diversified investment holdings company headquartered in London and Nairobi, is planning to use UAV drones to aid humanitarian efforts in Africa.

Throughout the developing world, access to lifesaving and critical health products is hampered by what is known as the last-mile problem: the inability to deliver needed medicine from a city to rural or remote locations due to lack of adequate transportation, communication and supply chain infrastructure.

Technology is transforming how humans and machines work together and that’s why Halkin Group is investing and developing unmanned systems that serve as a capability multiplier.

Halkin Unmanned designs, manufacturers and operates unmanned aerial systems. Their flagship product is Halkin UAV is a multi-system unmanned aerial vehicle built for emerging markets.

Halkin UAV is the solution, each Halkin UAV has the ability fly 800 km round trip – in wind and rain – carry 15kg or 15 litres delivered via parachute, with the ability to carry 15 litres of blood – enough to save 10 lives.

Halkin UAV takes off and lands in hubs and makes deliveries in designated areas or close to emergency. Halkin UAV has the ability to make 500 flights a day.

The company has already attracted the attention of eight African governments, such as Malawi, Ghana, Kenya, Somali, Ethiopia and Uganda. alongside private sector companies and NGO’s such as the UN and FAO.

With legislation opening up African airspace, Halkin UAV will be looking to increase its dominance in countries such as Angola, Cameroon, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Namibia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan.

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