TN’s state run UAV firm gets orders for supply of surveillance drones
The state-run Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Corporation would provide a large number of drone-based services and it has received orders for supply of drones to police and fire departments, Higher Education Minister K Ponmudy on Monday informed the Tamil Nadu Assembly.
Ponmudy said the Tamil Nadu Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Corporation (TNUAV) that was set up in January, would also provide a large number of drone based services apart from designing, manufacturing and trading in all types of drones.
The corporation has received orders for supply of 50 surveillance drones to Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services, supply of ‘delivery’ drone to Coastal Security Group of Tamil Nadu Police and supply of larvicide sprayer drone to Greater Chennai Corporation, the Minister said.
In the policy note for his department (2022-23), the Minister said that drone-based services like agricultural pesticide spraying, monitoring, mapping, surveillance, search and rescue and volumetric analysis would be…