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Army Displays Drones 'For The First Time' At Army Day Parade

The Armed Forces, for the first time, showcased drones at the Army Day Parade on January 15 at the Delhi’s Cariappa ground. The 75 indigenously-developed drones exhibited kamikaze attacks, first-aid and payload delivery. Moreover, the parade had its latest assets, including anti-aircraft weapon Schilka, infantry fighting vehicle BMP-2, T-72 bridge laying tanks. Conferring gallantry awards, the Army Chief General M M Naravane honoured various… read-more

Fri, 15 Jan 2021 - 07:13 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: Drone, Indian Army, Cariappa ground, Army Day Parade

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Indian Army officer with his 'microcopter'

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Army Officer Creates Microcopter To Track Terrorists In Buildings

An Indian Army officer Lieutenant Colonel GYK Reddy has designed a microcopter which can be used as surveillance against hidden terrorists inside a building or room. Being tested by a Para Special Forces Battalion in Jammu and Kashmir, the testing team has suggested some improvements to be done in the micro drone. Reportedly, the indigenously developed microcopter was displayed at an Indian Army’s innovation event held in New Delhi.

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 - 08:14 PM / by Richa Nigam

Tags: Indian Army, microcopter, Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi, Drone

Courtesy: Times Now

IIT Kharagpur develops UAV

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IIT Kharagpur Researchers Build 5G-equipped Drone For No Network Area

IIT Kharagpur researchers have devised 5G infrastructure-equipped drones, which can function as airborne mobile telecommunication towers. Capable to perform in zero network areas by switching the location, the drones can also yield rescue-based services by reaching out to survivors at a disaster-affected location in less time. They restore the services by relaying data to rescue servers located far away from the distress area. The researchers… read-more

Fri, 08 Jan 2021 - 08:30 AM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: iit kharagpur, IIT, Drone, innovation, 5G

Courtesy: India Times

Malaysian Researchers Exihibits A Drone Made From Recycled Pineapple Leaves

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Malaysian Researchers Make Drone Parts From Pineapple Leaves

Malaysian researchers at Putra University have developed a material from pineapple leaves fibre that can be used to build drones or unmanned aircraft. Porject head Prof. Thariq said these drones have higher strength-to-weight-ratio and are cheaper, eco-friendly and easy to dispose. Reportedly, the prototypes of these eco-friendly drones stayed in air for 20 minutes and could fly up to a height of about 1,000 metres. 

Thu, 07 Jan 2021 - 10:19 AM / by Archita chakraborty

Tags: Malaysia, Researchers, Drone, eco-friendly

Courtesy: NDTV

Drones used to plant seeds

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BHU Experts Teach Varanasi Farmers To Sow Wheat, Rice Using Drones

Experts from Banaras Hindu University led by Agricultural Sciences Director Ramesh Chand have assisted farmers in Varanasi's Khutahan village in sowing through drones. They taught farmers how drones could be deployed in scattering rice/wheat where tractors cannot be used. Ramesh said the technology not only increases the consistency in the plantation but reduces cost. He added, "It took just 15 minutes to sow the seeds in a field of one bigha… read-more

Mon, 28 Dec 2020 - 05:43 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Varanasi, Farmers, Technology, Uttar Pradesh, Drone

Courtesy: The Tribune


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Uttarakhand To Deliver COVID Vaccines In Remote Areas Through Drones

The Uttarakhand government has planned to deliver COVID-19 vaccines through drones in the remote hilly areas. The state’s Drone Application and Research Centre have successfully conducted test trials of a drone, which flown from Dehradun to Mussoorie while carrying a vaccine in an ice-box. Information Technology Department Agency director Amit Sinha said drones would be effective in saving time and cost. Reportedly, the government has used… read-more

Mon, 07 Dec 2020 - 01:03 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Uttarakhand, National news, Coronavirus, Covid-19 Vaccine, Drone

Saudi Arab-Yemen Map

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Yemen’s Houthi Group Claims Attack on “Important Target” in Riyadh

Yemen’s Houthi group has claimed to have attacked an ‘important target’ in Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh with drones and ballistic missiles. “The attacks are a response to the enemy’s permanent escalation and its continuing blockade against our country,” Houthi spokesperson Yahya Sarea tweeted on September 10. However, Saudi-led alliance has not confirmed the attack on Riyadh; but it acknowledged that it had intercepted missiles and drones launched… read-more

Fri, 11 Sep 2020 - 10:22 AM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: Yemen, Drone, Saudi Arabia, Armed rebels, riyadh, sanaa

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Aviation Ministry releases draft rules for drones, prohibits use for deliveries

The Civil Aviation Ministry released the draft Unmanned Aircraft System Rules, 2020, prohibiting the "carriage of payload" except as permitted by DGCA. It specified that only Nano class drones, not exceeding 250 grams, will be allowed to operate in India in general, at a maximum speed of 15 metres/second. However, "qualified remote pilots" can be allowed to operate heavier drones.

Sun, 07 Jun 2020 - 12:13 PM / by Harsh V Singh

Tags: Drone, Aviation Minister, DGCA, Unmanned Aircraft System Rules, India

Courtesy: Inc42