Zambia Air Force (ZAF) Commander Lieutenant General Eric Chimese has banned, the use of unlicensed
drowns drones without certification from the Zambia aviation authority.
And Lieutenant General Chimese has also complained of the uncontrolled use of
drowns drones in Zambia’s air space.
Speaking at the 2017 Zambia Air Force (ZAF) annual ball under the theme ‘repositioning the Zambia air force through innovation in support of Zambia’s vision 2030,’ lieutenant general Chimese says drowns have the potential to cause serious damage to aircraft.
Meanwhile ZAF Commander has described the year 2017 as successful in terms of fulfilling its mandate.
He says the air force has performed exceptionally well especially with support from the patriotic front government under the leadership of President Edgar Lungu.
Lieutenant General Chimese has, however, called on the Road Development Agency (RDA) to make some improvements on some of ZAF’s run ways which are in dilapidated states, to prevent damages to aircrafts.
And speaking at the same event Defence Minister Davis Chama says he is working round the clock to create a conducive working environment for the defence force for it to systematically carry out its primary roles.
Mr. Chama says the PF government will continue improving the state of defence equipment for defence forces to adequately defend and protect the nation.
The minister who was accompanied by Home Affairs Minister Steven Kampyongo, Commerce Minister Margret Mwanakatwe and other senior government officials also urged the force to scale-up its civil-military relations with the society.