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Unmanned systems 2014 – Israel. Plans to launch a wildlife surveillance drone at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya suffered a major setback after the government banned it over security concerns.
Ol Pejeta had planned to launch the drone in June after successfully testing a model drone by the US based manufacturer Airware.
According to SUAS Apart from surveillance, the drone would have seen Kenya launch its first virtual tourism village to be beamed real-time to classes, colleges and other forums via the internet.
Early in the year, Ol Pejeta received approvals to launch the drone from relevant agencies in the government and a two week test-drive conducted successfully for the two kilogram Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).