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Astana, Kazakhstan • 28 March, 2024 | 17:42

Astana Hub Launches Drone Tech Center

Currently, 16 companies in Kazakhstan are successfully utilizing drones in various industries

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On March 27, the international technology park Astana Hub launched the Drone Tech Center, QazMonitor reports citing the Park’s press service.

What it means: The Drone Tech Center will serve as an education center offering programs for training and professional development for both novice and experienced industry participants.

  • Currently, over 300 UAVs are registered and operational across the country.

  • With the launch of this new project, Astana Hub aims to initiate projects in a wide range of industries using UAVs.

  • Sixteen entities in Kazakhstan are successfully utilizing drones in various areas. Generally, UAVs are employed for firefighting, search and rescue, reconnaissance, ammunition and medical supply delivery, research, and environmental monitoring in the agriculture industry, among other areas.

According to UN statistics, Kazakhstan ranks 14th in wheat production, 5th in sown area, and 104th in yield out of 124 countries in the world. This situation can be improved in the direction of 'smart farming.' Drones are one of the technologies that can effectively implement this trend worldwide. They can replace ground sprayers, apply pesticides to fields, spray fertilizers and seeds, and also conduct field monitoring with AI, which allows for the identification of pests, diseases, weeds, and plant vegetation. Drones cost as much as a tractor but are many times more productive and efficient.

commented Sanzhar Nurgazinov, CEO of agriculture drones company SkyWorker.
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