|Two trainees with First Secretary Enock Aroni of the Kenyan High Commission. Photo: Marketwired
[Avionics Today 09-26-2014] ING Robotic Aviation is conducting a 10-day maintenance course for East Africa-based Keymerging Technologies on the Responder, a small rotary wing robotic aircraft system at ING Robotic Aviation's facility in Ottawa, Ontario.
Keymerging Technologies purchased two Responder systems in August of 2013. Equipped with both electro-optical and infrared cameras, the company continues to use the Responder for aerial border surveillance in East Africa.
According to ING, maintenance is a key task for preserving the longevity of technology, and robotic aircraft are no different. During this 10-day course, the students will learn detailed information on the mechanical and electrical aspects of the Responder system, as well as programming of the autopilot. At the end of the course, the students will be able to perform first, second and third line maintenance for their Responder systems.