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Delta Drone to provide LIDAR for Newmont in Ghana

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Delta Drone International has been re-appointed by Newmont Ghana Gold Limited, a subsidiary of one of the world’s largest gold mining companies, Newmont Corporation in Ghana, for a light detection and ranging (LIDAR) project on its Ahafo mine.

The Global drones-as-a-service provider will provide a drone-based LIDAR solution to create an accurate 3D model of the earth and its surface characteristics to map new areas for the mine and mitigate potential risks prior to mine expansion construction commencing.

“To continue working with Newmont Corporation, one of the world’s leading enterprise gold mining companies, who is using advanced drone techniques for several types of project applications is a testament to our specialist expertise and drones-as-a-service model. Using the latest in drone LIDAR technology, we can fly with this sensor in a fixed-wing drone, allowing us to map new areas and essentially compete with manned LIDAR, but at a lower price point,” Delta Drone International CEO, Christopher Clark.

“We are seeing increased demand to use our LIDAR capability to create ‘digital elevation models’ that allows companies to see below thick forest and other surface vegetation and more accurately determine site suitability for certain types of infrastructure and how a site can be used.” “The trust our enterprise customers place in us to help solve these types of challenges through a fully outsourced solution is the reason we have long-standing customer relationships and are the go-to drones-as-a-service provider in Africa,” he added.

About Delta Drone International

Delta Drone International is a multinational drone-based data service and technology solutions provider for the mining, agricultural and engineering industries. It provides aerial surveying and mapping, security and surveillance, and blast monitoring and fragment analysis through a fully outsourced service with AI and fast data turnaround that allows enterprise customers to focus on operations on the ground while Delta Drone International takes care of everything in the air.

It has in-house enabling proprietary technology, an R&D and integration center and specialist expertise in designing, developing and providing best-in-class autonomous safety systems for commercial drone deliveries, drone flights for crowd monitoring and in urban areas, as well as ‘beyond visual line of sight’ (BVLOS) missions.

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