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Facebook and Uber want to operate drones in Kenya

Thursday 22 March 2018 | 09:49 CET | News
Facebook and Uber have sought permission from Kenya's aviation regulator to test drones following legalisation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), reports Business Daily. The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) says the companies have shown interest in use of drones in the country following the adoption of regulations to guide the operation of such devices.

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Companies: Facebook / Uber
Countries: Kenya
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