Drones are patrolling Papua New Guinea-Indonesia border
Drones are being used to patrol the Papua New Guinea-Indonesia border. Its closure to stop the spread of COVID-19 hasn’t deterred everyone from crossing. Papua New Guinea is receiving the drones from the Australian Military, made possible by the partnership between the two countries.
The drones will be used by the Papua New Guinea Defense Force (PNGDF) by its long-range reconnaissance unit in border and maritime surveillance. The drones will also ensure that the PNGDF will be able to collect data on suspicious activity along the border without having to send soldiers out. This also allows the PNGDF to better respond to a threat as they can monitor the suspects’ position.