SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
Incubated at IIT Madras, Chennai-based The ePlane Company will be soon demonstrating a hybrid Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) that has a take-off weight of 200 kg including 50 kg of payload for a distance up to 200km with 160kmph speed has caught the attention of the Indian Army that is looking to develop Army specific variant with the company for its usage.
The company plans to test the UAV that has Eight sets of propellers to facilitate the vertical landing while four sets of forward propellers will enable it to cruise through the air in the next two months.
UAV will also be equipped with two thermal cameras attractively positioned in the front of it like eyes to capture images and also been offered to the Indian Navy to be used for surveillance activities.
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