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DSA12: Malaysian university looks to adapt UAS for local climate

17th April 2012 - 08:57 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


The National Defence University of Malaysia is conducting research into how the Malaysian Armed Forces can enhance its UAVs to make them more durable in humid conditions.

Ghani Bin Madersah, director of the Center of Defence Research and Technology (CODRAT) at the university told Shephard at DSA 2012 in Kuala Lumpur on 17 April that the institute is looking at adding value to current systems in order to 'tropicalise' them.

'We're looking into research into high humidity, and ISR and optics effects are areas the ministry is interested in.'

Due to the tropical climate in Malaysia, and the focus on

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Beth Stevenson


Beth Stevenson

Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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