Astral Aerial and Yamaha to promote drones in Kenya

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Astral Aerial Solutions has sealed a deal with Yamaha Motor Company to provide last mile air cargo delivery and crop spraying services in Kenya.

The deal, signed at the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development will see Astral providing market entry support for the Yamaha Fazer R G2 drone.

Astral Aerial Solutions aims to provide drone services in Africa for a variety of services including transporting humanitarian cargo and medical deliveries.

Sanjeev Gadhia, founder and CEO of Astral Aerial says the company’s mission is to create a drone-revolution in Africa by adapting technology to solve the continent’s problems so it can move into the future.

He says: “Our association with Yamaha will provide us with the necessary impetus to scale our delivery capacity in the agricultural and civil engineering fields as the Fazer range of drones enjoy unrivalled and proven reputation in agricultural performance; a testament to Yamaha’s commitment to remotely piloted helicopters and precision agriculture solutions.”

In Kenya, Astral Aerial will introduce the Fazer R G2 to uninhabited areas out of visual range with a payload of 35 kilos, at a maximum altitude of 2,800 metres and a cruising range of 90 kilometres.