JAKARTADAILY.ID – Five Indonesian drone companies participated in the 2022 ASIA-PACIFIC Industrial Transformation (ITAP) in Singapore.
The five companies include PT Innovation Solusi Transportasi Indonesia (FROGS) which displays drone sprayer products for agriculture.
PT Bentara Tabang Nusantara (BETA) and CV AMX UAV Technologies (AMX UAV) which carry VTOL drone products for mapping.
PT Aria Agri Indonesia (ARIA) showcased their drone systems and IoT technology for agriculture, and PT Terra Drone Indonesia (TDID) presented LiDAR sensors for mapping.
The drone companies' presence at ITAP 2022 was facilitated by the Ministry of Industry together with the Association for Unmanned Systems and Technology (ASTTA).
This effort, in addition to showing the technological capabilities of the drone industry in Indonesia, which has become increasingly advanced, can also be an opportunity to build international cooperative relations.
"In line with digital transformation in various aspects of the economy, the Ministry of Industry continues to support the development of the domestic drone industry to be more innovative and competitive," said the Director General of Metal, Machinery, Transportation Equipment and Electronics (ILMATE) Taufiek Bawazier in Jakarta, Tuesday, October 18. 2022.
Taufiek said that the drone industry in the country is currently able to develop and produce various types of drones according to their needs that can be used for surveillance, plantations, and the military.
"Mastery of this technology is a must to maintain state sovereignty and support the government's vision in implementing Making Indonesia 4.0," he said.
Furthermore, according to Taufiek, the transformation has become an obligation for industry players everywhere, including drone technology to support their production processes.
"This is the basis for our collaboration with ASTTA on participation in the 2022 ITAP activity," he added.