December 2022, UAVaid has inaugurated an extended range of drone services in Sierra Leone, conducting a series of new light surveillance and aerial monitoring flights near the capital, Freetown. Using a rapid-deployable quadcopter drone, these inaugural photographic and video surveillance flights were completed in the Western Area Peninsular area, in the west of the country. The flights were conducted under the supervision of Sierra Leone’s Directorate of Science Technology and Innovation.
“These flights open a new chapter in UAVaid’s ability to support the people and country of Sierra Leone” said Daniel Ronen, UAVaid co-founder, “They mark an important extension to our range of drone services providing low cost aerial observation for the environmental, monitoring, agriculture and infrastructure sectors. Supplementing our mixed-fleet approach of a portfolio of drones to suit different requirements over different ranges and applications, this new lightweight capability will allow us to provide a highly responsive services to clients requiring professional and reliable aerial imagery for monitoring, including emergency response and disaster planning, at an affordable price point.”
EXAMPLES OF THE AERIAL IMAGERY TAKEN ON THE INAUGURAL FLIGHTS: UAVAID, DEC 2022, SIERRA LEONE