In The Selous Game Reserve, Africa, It’s Drones Vs. Poachers

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In The Selous Game Reserve, Africa, It’s Drones Vs. Poachers

Selous Tanzania, George July 26, 2014

Selous, Tanzania

Just over a month ago, Bathawk Recon, a Tanzanian UAV Anti-Poaching surveillance company, organized trials in the Selous Game Reserve at the Mkuyu River Camp. The Selous Game Reserve is one of the largest faunal reserves of the world and is the largest game reserve in Africa, located in the south of Tanzania. Trials were held April 29th, 2015 to May 3rd, 2015. The trials will test if the French made Delair Tech 26X fits into Bathawk Recon’s modular anti-poaching operational proposal. Using drones will allow for 24-hour operation, extended areas of coverage and “detect humans and suspicious activity.”

The Delair Tech 26X or DT26X is a powerful, purpose built, fixed-wing drone. According to Delair Tech, the DT26X is “The 1st UAV system certified for beyond visual line of sight operations.” So how far will the DT26X go beyond visual line of sight? The DT26X has 4 hours of flight time and can fly almost 125 miles. Like the rest of the Delair Tech product line, the DT26X is integrated with Delair-analytics. Delair-analytics is software that processes drone acquired data.

Delair Tech 26X

Delair Tech 26X

After the trials, if successful, Bathawk Recon will have a number of new potential customers, including Mantra Tanzania and TANAPA (the Tanzania National Park Authority).

Bathawk Recon, a Tanzanian UAV Anti-Poaching surveillance company, is organizing UAV (drone) trials in the Selous Game Reserve. If successful, these trials could mark the beginning of the first large-scale UAV anti-poaching project in Africa.

For more information on Bathawk Recon’s anti-poaching activities using UAVs visit our website http://www.bat-hawkrecon.com.

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