Indonesia’s Largest Mining Contractor Utilizes Drone Technology To Increase Efficiencies

A leader in gaining production increases and efficiencies across its mining operations, PT. Pamapersada Nusantara (PAMA) Indonesia’s largest mining contractor is ensuring its production forecast by utilizing SNC Technologies latest generation fixed wing VTOL Drone planes at a number of its mine site operations throughout Indonesia.


PAMA is utilizing the SNC Technologies Drones to assist their production and geological teams in providing real-time production and geological information directly from the air. The Drones are launched daily within the sites specially designated take-off and landing areas and are flown through a predetermined flight path across the mine site operations areas. The live video data is both stored on-board the Drone, and at the same time, also streamed back to base in real-time for further analysis.


PAMA is currently looking at Drone upgrades across their Drone fleet to provide longer flight patterns and carry heavier payloads of high tech video camera equipment which will provide higher definition quality videos.


SatNetCom’s technology solutions section SNC Technologies supplies the latest high quality end to end Drone aircraft with video recording and long range communications systems along with providing Drone consultancy and on-site training for the mining, oil & gas and construction industries.

SatNetCom has a team of some of the most experienced Drone pilots in Indonesia. Many companies rush out to buy hobby class equipment and use inexperienced pilots. The result is almost always several crashes and lot of wasted time and money.

As an alternative to purchasing and flying yourself, SatNetCom offers a complete turnkey outsourcing option. We will survey on whatever schedule you want and provide you the results you want in a timely manner.

The latest generation of Drone aircraft solutions from SNC Technologies are not only cost effective but can also operate over long distances covering a wide range in less flight time, uses the latest communications backhaul technologies, boasts a wide range of user friendly highly accurate features, real-time video download which allow site management, production, operations, geological and safety to all interact with in real-time with the valuable real-time visualization of highly accurate data and snapshots, which allows for very quick and accurate decision making ensuring that the site is always managed and maintained in a more safe, highly efficient and more productive manner across the entire operations.

Pamapersada – A Multi-billion Company, with International Reputation

PT Pamapersada Nusantara (PAMA) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of PT United Tractors Tbk, a major distributor of Komatsu heavy equipment in Indonesia. PT Astra International Tbk, the major shareholder of PT United Tractors Tbk, is one of the largest and most respected companies in Indonesia.

 The embryo of PAMA has commenced since 1974 in form of rental division at PT United Tractors, which engaged in construction project, mining and oil project, land preparation and logging. In 1993 this division changed into an independent company named PT Pamapersada Nusantara.

Currently PAMA actively manages numerous coal mining, gold, quarry, etc., undertakes dam construction and road works as well as excavation and transportation projects throughout Indonesia. PAMA has its own subsidiary, under the name of PT Kalimantan Prima Persada (KPP) and PT Prima Multi Mineral (PMM).

SNC Technologies

SNC Technologies is a division of PT. SatNetCom and is the largest provider of IT and Communications, GPS and Fleet Management systems, Drone solutions and services to the mining, oil and gas & transportation and freight sectors throughout Indonesia.

Established in 2004 with operations throughout Indonesia, Australia, Mongolia, Africa and South America, SNC Technologies prides itself with first class solutions and support and brings their broad range of technical expertise to assist customers in applying technology solutions to achieve their business improvement objectives. Each Customer’s requirements are different, so we adapt our solutions to meets each customer’s individual requirements. SNC Technologies provides best-in-class award winning robust end-to-end technology solutions with in-country support and maintenance.

SNC Technologies is headquartered in Balikpapan with a sales and technical support office in Jakarta and in-house leading Research and Development (R&D) facility located in Bandung along with site representative offices at several of the larger operational sites throughout Indonesia.

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