Vietnam's UAVs start missions in Central Highlands

PANO – Vietnamese unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) made by the Spacial Techonology Institute under the Vietnam Science and Technology Academy were put on pilot operations on May 18th to serve the Scientific and Technological Programme to support socio-economic development in the Central Highlands in the 2011-2015 period.

Photo of Lac Duong (Lam Dong Province) taken by the UAVs

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At 9 am on May 18th, 2 UAVs numbered AV.UAV.S1 and AV.UAV.S2 took off from Camly airport, Da Lat city, Lam Dong, carrying functional cameras, spectrometers and other devices to take shots and measure spectra of natural objects on the ground in order to standardize figures of picture data collected from the newly-launched satellite.

Under the set plan, 6 UVAs will continuously operate in the Lam Dong province’s airspace on May 18th and 19th to take some 10,000 shots of various natural objects on the ground to compare with the results collected from the satellite.


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