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Rs 1 lakh reward for info on drone operator near IGI Airport

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New Delhi: A cash reward of Rs 1 lakh was announced by Delhi Police on Thursday to whoever gave any information on the accused who operated a suspicious unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) near the IGI Airport in the month of October.

A UAV, which police called a “suspicious drone”, was spotted multiple times near the airport on October 27, after which, a case was registered under relevant sections of the suppression of unlawful acts against safety of Civil Aviation Act and the IPC, stated a senior police official.

Delhi Police and several other agencies have been asked by the Union Home Ministry to submit a detailed report on the case.

In spite of several conducted meetings and fresh measures towards the case, security agencies were unable to find any information about the drone operator till date.

A police source added that meetings conducted by the Delhi police with the heads of villages situated near the IGI Airport gave no result, following which the announcement was made regarding the cash reward.

“Today, the police commissioner announced a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh in connection with the case. It will come into force with immediate effect for the person(s) who render any help to trace and arrest the accused person,” added the senior official.

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‘Made In Senegal’ Drones Made With Broken Refrigerators, With Blacksmith’s Help

Mamadou Wade Diop has been working with drones both in the photography and health sectors for years, now, he decided to work with local blacksmiths and construct a drone made in Senegal

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Not all materials necessary to make the drone are available in Senegal, but Diop says he wants to prove that it’s possible to make this technology right here in his home country. VOA

Mamadou Wade Diop has been working with drones both in the photography and health sectors for years. But recently, he decided to work with local blacksmiths and construct a drone made entirely in Senegal.

Mamadou Wade Diop, who calls himself Dr. Drone on social media, is one of the few people, if not the only person in the Dakar area who can fix broken drones.

But recently, he’s taken his knowledge a step further, consulting with drone makers across the world on how to construct one of his own.

Diop says that through the internet, he’s been able to communicate with other drone makers in France and China to chat about their experiences.

Though he does a lot of work in the audio-visual sector, renting his services out to news and documentary crews as well as collecting drone footage of various places in Senegal to sell, the purpose of his first Made-In-Senegal drone will be in the health sector – a drone that can spread chemicals to prevent mosquito breeding in stagnant water.

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Diop says that through the internet, he’s been able to communicate with other drone makers in France and China to chat about their experiences. Wikimedia Commons

Not all materials necessary to make the drone are available in Senegal, but Diop says he wants to prove that it’s possible to make this technology right here in his home country.

Diop says that carbon fiber isn’t available in Senegal. Though he ordered it from China, he worked with local blacksmiths to shape pieces for his drone. And as for local materials, he was able to recycle a piece of aluminum from a broken refrigerator to form part of the body of his drone.

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Mamadou Diallo is an owner of a photography shop who often collaborates with Diop.

Diallo says that the demand for drones in Senegal is not high but is increasing, though there is not yet enough of a market.

But he supports Diop, who says that if they don’t start making their own drones now, foreign companies will come in and begin to sell them at much higher prices. (VOA)