About a year ago, William Ndja Elong, founder of Will & Brothers, unveiled its first drone in Douala, Cameroon and has now gone viral.
According to reports by Weetracker, the pioneer in Africa’s drone making venture has already secured 50 contracts across the continent including some for surveillance activities at the Olembe Stadium currently being constructed by the Italian firm, Piccini and monitoring of several projects by CRIFAT.
With the establishment of Algo Home Holding in Essen, Germany, William Elong, is one step closer to achieving his dreams of concurring the civilian drone service with his smart technology-driven Unmmaned Aerial Vehicles, UAV.
Though its flagship project, DroneAfrica, Will & Brothers established in 2014 as a consulting firm initially set up to render IT innovation and business consulting services today has become a reference as a giant in Africa-made drones.
After unveiling its first drone in February, the company which currently boast of twenty IT personnel from Cameroon, Kenya and Ivory Coast, has succeeded in securing millions of funds in USD to boost expansion and commercialization of drones.
In an interview with Afrohustle William stated ” the first funds have allowed us gain expertise, the second has allowed us grow. The contributors are foreign. I am happy to have an international board which brings me more than 30 years experience.”
At the unveiling ceremony, William described DroneAfrica as the “the first civilian drone service in Cameroon. It has a top range of 20 kilometers, 12 miles which features miniature cameras that can remotely be controlled and can capture images. This makes the drone suitable for purposes such as cartography, media coverage and agriculture.”
Weetracker also remarked that asides producing drones which serves geographical and agricultural purposes, the company also produces terrestrial drones which are ideal for security surveillance with features for finding bombs, making out landmines and even detecting gas leaks from mines. This sets the drones apart with the inbuilt AI systems which make them quite adept at identifying objects and tracking various elements.
In conclusion, William said that “Artificial Intelligence is the future of humanity.”