SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
Pune-based Sagar Defence Engineering demonstrated its “Varuna” India’s first passenger drone that is capable of carrying 130kg human upto range of 25-30km with an endurance of 30 minutes to 20 African Military Delegates that are in the country for the India-Africa Army Chiefs conclave in Pune.
The “Varuna ” drone was designed for the Indian Navy which wanted to transfer its personnel from one warship to another at high sea, while on the move in case of a medical emergency or for transfer of cargo or spares.
After Indian Navy, Royal Australian Navy has shown interest in the procurement of these drones for similar usage since Indian Navy has cleared it for its operational use after extensive trials on warships.
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