Doosan to venture into African drone mkt with hydrogen drone solutions

2020.02.06 13:25:08 | 2020.02.06 13:25:34

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[Photo provided by Doosan Group]

Doosan Mobility Innovation Inc. (DMI), a technology company under South Korea’s Doosan Group, announced Wednesday it showcased its hydrogen fuel-cell powerpack drone technology at the 2020 African Drone Forum running on Feb. 5-7 in Rwanda in hopes of venturing into the African drone market with vast growth potential.

DMI said its hydrogen fuel cell drones with an extended flight time of more than two hours would become a core transportation and delivery means in many of African countries with poor road conditions and in need of infrastructure improvements.

The African Drone Forum is organized by the Government of Rwanda and managed by the World Bank Group and other global organizations to help drone developers find new business opportunities in Africa’s logistics infrastructure and connect local governments with global investors and business leaders.

Ministerial officials from 20 African nations join this year’s event to meet with drone industry insiders of 40 countries from all over the world.

DMI introduces its hydrogen fuel cell drone solutions at the Korean booth, and its CEO Lee Doo-soon is due to give a presentation on drone solutions with extended flight hours for emergency delivery on Thursday (local time).

Lee expected the company’s hydrogen drones with a longer battery time than typical multi-copter drones would draw huge interest in Africa, where road conditions and infrastructures such as for medicine deliveries and relief supplies are still poor.

By Song Gwang-sup, Choi Keun-do and Lee Ha-yeon

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