The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) is set to benefit from five high tech, long endurance drones to the tune of $180M, which will significantly enhance the security of the country’s borders, maritime space and coastland.
Minister of State, Mrs. Dawn Hastings- Williams, this afternoon, attended a demonstration of one of the drones at the Force’s Base Camp Ayanganna Headquarters, to get a first-hand view of its capabilities. She was accompanied by Minister of Public Security, Mr. Khemraj Ramjattan and Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Mr. Basil Williams.
The drones can fly for about 5 hours without payload. With payload, it can fly between 2 to 4 hours. Additionally, it has the ability to manoeuvre small spaces hover and track targets while boasting collision avoidance technology. The cameras attached are high quality and can identify targets from long distances, identify targets using infrared technology in the nights and can also assist in search and rescue operations by identifying objects and persons in water.