Rwandan drone makers set to expand

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CHARIS Unmanned Aerial Solutions, Rwanda’s first drone company, is set to expand its services. Created in 2014, it provides services in agriculture, aerial photography and construction and plans to complete a new tech lab soon.

Rutayisire Eric Muziga, a holder of masters of electrical engineering obtained from the University of Minnesota in the U.S., created CHARIS in 2014 in partnership with his sister Ingabire Muziga Mamy and Segore Teddy, a electrical Engineering graduate from the Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST).

Rutayisire (left) and Segore put one of their drones on display Photo: New Times/Moses Opobo

Rutayisire (left) and Segore put one of their drones on display Photo: New Times/Moses Opobo

The company has since grown and provides services particularly in agriculture, aerial photography and construction, and reportedly plans to complete a new tech lab soon.

The innovators say they do not just assemble drone parts but using their engineering skills, they procure “requisite components, and [do]… system integration,” to develop and make improvements on drones, which can be used in specific situations.

The company intends to expand its services, subject to approval from the police and other relevant local authorities, “for purposes of safety and order, and also to protect our airspace,” New Times reports.

Rwanda is regarded as a technology-friendly nation whose policies encourage innovation and engineering and CHARIS is positioned to benefit from the policies.

 

Source: thisisafrica.me

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