Kenya May Become the Drone Capital of Africa
European aerospace giant Airbus is considering Kenya as the base for its first earth station for high-altitude communication drones, opening the potential for up to 1,000 jobs for locals. Airbus subsidiary AALTO, which has developed the solar-powered Zephyr High Altitude Platform Station (Zephyr HAPS), has been scouting for locations that offer a combination of favourable weather conditions for launching and landing the craft, good business practices and ease of doing business, a large pool of talent and the ability to offer the right licences quickly.
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