Raytheon Technologies Helps Transform Community in Uganda

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Raytheon Technologies has partnered with Engineers Without Borders to help design a new footbridge over the Mubuku River in Uganda using 3D mapping technology.

The new bridge will help the Bikone village, a rural farming community of about 2,000 people. The bridge will restore access to schools, markets and healthcare.

“Previously, map data accuracy was inadequate for EWB-USA project planning. Now, Raytheon Technologies is offering high-resolution 3D map imagery, which is crucial for tasks like water routing or bridge construction,” said Guy Swope, Raytheon Technologies Satellite Imagery project lead for EWB-USA. “The 3D perspective enhances planning, and we can achieve accuracy matching the satellite data we receive. We often collaborate with universities. I want to be able to demonstrate to students how our technology can aid global humanitarian efforts.”

The R3D DEM, a high-resolution satellite imagery system, will help determine the optimal location, alignment and height of the bridge. It will also help estimate cost, materials required and environmental impact.

Read more at raytheonintelligenceandspace.com.


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