Ministry of Science to discuss drone flight guidelines with Ministry of Transport, MITI and aviation authorities

KOTA TINGGI: The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Mosti) will review and assess existing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) flight guidelines in the country.

His minister, Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba, said the matter would be discussed with the Ministry of Transport (MOT), the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Miti) and other parties involved in the thefts, including the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM).

He said there are currently three drone technology test centers in the country, namely Area 57 Center of Excellence in Malaysia Technology Park, Iskandar Drone and Robotic Zone in Medini and Felda Mempaga, Pahang. .

“That’s why we developed drone test sites at these three sites so that we could see the challenges and efforts that would require periodic improvement.

“We know, however, that CAAM controls the regulations, but we also need to know that drone operators need a wide area, whether it’s for leisure, business or other matters, so we have to settle this year and it will be presented to Cabinet for discussion with MOT, Mosti, Miti and several others involved in civil aviation,” he told reporters after the launch of Malaysia’s drone technology and aircraft development program. career of the younger generation in Bandar Tenggara here on Saturday January 22.

Dr. Adham added that his ministry aims to train 1,000 drone pilots this year in line with the rapid development of drone technology which will drive advances in technological innovation.

Additionally, he said, Mosti was also in talks with the Ministry of Education (MOE) to introduce drone technology in primary and secondary schools.

“We will discuss with the MOE the participation of students and pupils from secondary and primary schools to understand the foundations of future technology.

“We are working in partnership with the Malaysian Youth Air Club (KRUM), the Malaysian Youth Council and willing companies to come forward to ensure the popularization of drones at school level,” he added. – Bernama

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