Drones helping people
The French news agency report from Lima in Peru, published in your pages on August 16, is welcome news for a change. Usually, drones are used by the US army for pinpoint bombing of terrorists. In contrast, the South American country is using this miniature radio-controlled aircraft for civilian applications in archaeological investigations.
The self-propelled aircraft, fitted with scanning cameras and other electronic gadgets, instead of bombing, is used for the peaceful purpose of recording the terrain and the accurate location amidst the inaccessible jungles and forests, to accurately pinpoint passable routes to any promising site that explorers and scientist would like to investigate for detailed study and archaeological explorations.
Given Peru’s numerous archaeological sites, spread across large tracts of practically unexplored difficult and rocky land, the radio-controlled mini-aircraft has come as a very useful tool for exploring many promising archaeological sites that are located in this South American country.
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