Land Rover Discovery sent to Africa to study malaria

Land Rover Discovery sent to Africa to study malaria

March 20, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

SVO Division has prepared a special SUV version for the Mobile Malaria project.

Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations has developed a special Discovery version for the Mobile Malaria Project research group, which is sent to the Tropical Africa region to study the population of malaria mosquitoes. The SUV is equipped with a mobile DNA sequencing laboratory, sun shades and rescue equipment.

The equipment for the mobile sequencing laboratory is allocated almost the entire space of the trunk Land Rover Discovery, the volume of which is 1137 liters. Here is located an individually designed inventory storage system, a traveling onboard battery, and a cooler for biomaterials. All boxes are secured with belts for separating the mesh and locking hinges.

Equipment Discovery also included auxiliary exterior lighting, a winch, sandtracks and expeditionary trunk. During parking on both sides of the SUV, you can install sun awnings.

The route of the eight-week expedition of the Mobile Malaria Project team will pass through the territory of Namibia, Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya. The project supported not only Land Rover, but also the Royal Geographical Society of Great Britain. The purpose of the research mission is to study the population of malaria parasites and search for ways to control the spread of the disease.