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Mosti Launches UAV-RS To Gather Info On Disasters

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KUALA LUMPUR- The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) today launched an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for remote sensing (RS) to obtain information on disasters.

Its minister, Datuk Madius Tangau said the RM3 million UAV-RS was built with the collaboration of Remote Sensing Agency Malaysia (ARSM), the Multimedia University (MMU) and Unmanned Systems Technology (UST) Sdn Bhd.

“Built in 2008, the UAV-RS conducted 180 flying hours with maximum of four hours at a time, reaching a maximum height of 3 km and can be controlled within a 100 km radius,” he told reporters after launching the UAV-RS at ARSM here, today.

The UAV-RS can assist the ministry and other government agencies to channel information, such as identifying and analysing flood prone areas and haze hotspots.

The aircraft has received recognition of the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA), the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and approved by the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) General Technical Airworthines Directorate. – BERNAMA

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