Hi-tech planes to bring rain: UAE to buy hi-tech planes to increase cloud seeding

Hi-tech planes to bring rain: UAE to buy hi-tech planes to increase cloud seeding

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UAE to buy hi-tech planes to boost cloud seeding to get more rain The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) has signed an agreement with Abu Dhabi-based Calidus Aerospace for the purpose.

“The procurement is a turboprop Wx-80 aircraft capable of carrying large quantities of cloud seeding material and the aircraft is equipped with state-of-the-art safety equipment and systems,” the NCM said in a statement.

The UAE is one of the first countries in the region to adopt cloud seeding technology. NCM is currently using King Air C-90 models for cloud seeding operations.

Cloud seeding is the process of artificial precipitation by changing the structure of clouds in the atmosphere. In order to make rain in the clouds, chemicals such as silver iodide and dry ice (frozen carbon dioxide) are mixed by airplanes into the cloud at sub-zero temperatures.

A UAE company will purchase hi-tech planes to boost cloud seeding in order to get more rainfall for the country. The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) has signed an agreement with Abu Dhabi-based Calidus Aerospace to facilitate the launch of the project.

“The procurement is a turboprop Wx-80 aircraft capable of carrying large quantities of cloud seeding material and the aircraft is equipped with state-of-the-art safety equipment and systems,” the NCM said in a statement.

The UAE is one of the first countries in the region to adopt cloud seeding technology. In its current cloud seeding operations, NCM is currently relying on the C-90 King Air models to perform its cloud seeding operations for the purposes of cloud seeding at the moment.

Cloud seeding is the process of artificial precipitation by changing the structure of clouds in the atmosphere. A mixture of chemicals such as silver iodide, especially at subzero temperatures, and dry ice (frozen carbon dioxide) is created in a cloud by combining metal ions such as iodide and dry ice (frozen carbon dioxide) in the cloud.