Drone specialists, UCONSYSTEM (www.uconsystem.com CEOs Jeon Yong-u and Song Jae-gun) carried out a data acquisition, local surveying, and map production project using the spatial recognition drone “REMO M” in Tanzania as part of their “Land sector pilot project for the development of the East African Market.”
|▲ REMO M Drone.
The pilot project was supported by the International Contractors Association of Korea and undertaken directly by the Korea Land and Geospatial Informatix Corporation. Beginning early this year, the work was carried out in Tanzania in the Ilemela District in the Mwanza Region as part of a supported project for underdeveloped countries, to boosting the efficiency of land administration and land registration.
The REMO M that was used to take the measurements is a 100% Korean-made UCONSYSTEM product. The automatic flight and emergency return capabilities make the machine easy to use, and the drone’s high resolution visual images and multiple spectrum, electro-optic infrared equipment (EO&IR) sensor that can be changed/attached are conducive to wide-ranging uses such as map production, visual images, and 3D modeling and other applications.
An associate with UCONSYSTEM explained, "This survey replaces the existing foreign drones with our own product," continuing, "The drone was able to provide high resolution images with a precision to the centimeter level in the 8㎢ pilot project area and was looked upon favorably by the officials there.”
In particular, during this time, UCONSYSTEM is going through the necessary steps to proceed with the contract, such as securing orders for the product and submitting a letter of intent to establish an authorized dealership. These steps are meaningful, as the Korean information building drone is spearheading a brigehead into the African market.
This project is seen as an outstanding example of public and private sector partnership, through which government support has led to commercialization in the overseas market. Song Jae-geun, CEO of UCONSYSTEM said, "During this time, the drone used for the Tanzanian survey was able to use the flight (airspace) test center as a part of demonstration project of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. As a result, we were able to steadily improve the performance of or machine and refine our technological capabilites.” He continued, “Based on superior technology, I will do my utmost to expand sales of these in-house made drones to the domestic and overseas drone markets. "
UCONSYSTEM’S REMO M is a spatial information drone that was given KC certification for domestic fixed wing drones for the first time. It can be used for day/night forest fire monitoring and mapping for cadastral surveying. It has recorded thousands of cumulative flights.
UCONSYSTEM, which developed /mass produced and deployed Korea’s first military-grade unmanned aerial vehicle, was founded in 2001. In the field of unmanned aerial vehicles, this company has refused to become distracted from their pursuit. In 2008, the company developed a large-scale unmanned aerial vehicle, which became only the second Korean-made unmanned aerial vehicle used in the Korean military.
In 2004, UCONSYSTEM was the first Korean company to export ground control equipment to the EAE Air Force. In 2008, it entered the commercialized unmanned aerial vehicle with the launch of its agricultural-use pesticide control helicopter. Also, the company was selected to develop the key control equipment used in the large unmanned aerial vehicles currently in development by the Defense Acquisition Program Administration/Agency for Defense Development.