ANTARA News March 26 2014
Jakarta (ANTARA News) – The Agency of Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) required at least 15 airplane to optimally implement the weather modification technology across Indonesia, an official said here on Wednesday.
“We now have only five airplane, three of which are available for weather modification. The other two are rented out for pioneer flight service,” Head of the Technical Management Unit of Artificial Rain of the BPPT Heru Widodo said here at a press conference on Wednesday.
According to Widodo, the weather modification technology should cover all the regions in Indonesia, which are divided into western, central and eastern.
Five airplane per region was enough for optimal weather modification in the region, Widodo said.
“Four aircraft are on standby for operations, while one or two is used for research,” he added.
Unfortunately, BPPT only has five airplane currently, four Casa C-212 and one Piper Cheyenne.