Monday
July 3
2017

Malawi opens drone testing corridor for humanitarian efforts

Malawi has launched Africa’s first air corridor to test the use of drones to deliver aid and other services in the region, according to UNICEF officials.

The air corridor is a result of the partnership with the UN’s children’s agency and officials say it opens up the possibility for “potential humanitarian” drone use in the southeast African country.
The corridor, launched Thursday, is on Kasungu Aerodrome in central Malawi. The testing will focus on three areas, UNICEF officials said in a press release.

Source: CNN (link opens in a new window)

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