Asseco has opened a certified training centre for operators of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) along with a maintenance centre in Nigeria.
The company has already conducted first training sessions for the operators. The project is a result of the co-operation with the Ministry of Science and Technology from the Lagos State.
The solutions that Asseco will provide will be the essential component of the Geographical Information System (eGIS) currently under implementation in the Lagos State. It will enable, among others, a more effective planning of this African region’s development and management of land administration resources, as well as monitoring of environmental pollution.
During the visit, a meeting was also held with the representatives of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority to discuss the future operation of the UAVsAsseco Poalsn in the airspace of Nigeria.
The training centre is the first investment of its kind in the region and one of the first in Africa. Ultimately, it will train about 100 people per year. The scope of training will include the operation and use of multirotor platforms and airframes, as well as software support for building a digital terrain model, with the workshops being conducted by experts from Asseco Poland and Asseco Nigeria.
As part of the planned next stage of the project, Asseco will provide unmanned vehicles to perform long-distance photogrammetric missions over the Lagos State. The solution will also consist of two control stations – Asseco Ground Control Station (Asseco GCS) with software and the Asseco Universal Simulation Environment (Asseco USE), which is a flight simulation system. Asseco will also train the operators and conduct tests of the system operation.