The id of the core engineer accountable for designing of the just lately unveiled UAV drone has been reveal, and she or he is a girl.
Nkemdilim Anulika Ofodile is the Nigeria AirForce aerospace engineer who designed “Tsaigumi”, Nigeria’s first indigenous operational UAV (Unmanned aerial car.)
She has a PhD in Management Engineering from the College of Leicester
As a part of the Federal Authorities efforts to sort out insecurity within the nation, President Muhammadu Buhari has unveiled a surveillance Unmanned Aerial Car (UAV) produced regionally by the Nigerian Air Pressure Institute of Know-how.
The UAV codenamed TSAIGUMI is the primary Unmanned Aerial Car to be produced within the nation and might be used to struggle terrorism, armed banditry and different subtle crimes by way of enhanced air surveillance.
It is also used for policing operations, catastrophe administration, convoy safety, maritime patrol, pipeline and energy line monitoring in addition to mapping and border patrol duties.
As well as, it may very well be deployed for the safety of wildlife, climate forecast and telecast.
Moreover, within the maritime area, the Tsaigumi UAV may very well be used for search and rescue, coastal monitoring and patrol of Nigeria’s Unique Financial Zone.
The UAV, which is able to day and night time operations, has an operational endurance in extra of 10 hours, a service ceiling of 15,000 toes and a mission radius of 100km.
It has a most take-off weight of 95kg and its payload is an electro-optic/infra-red digital camera system.