Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman
launched a newly designed web page here on 28 December 2018 for ‘Drone
Olympics’ (https://aeroindia.gov.in/Drone), scheduled to be held
at Aero India – 2019 at Air Force Station, Yelahanka, Bengaluru.
The web page is open for registration
of UAV players interested in taking part in the maiden event of the Aero India.
It will not only encourage the UAV
manufacturing in the country but also provide an opportunity to the Armed
Forces to assess the capabilities that exist in the world. The UAV market is
one of the fastest growing fields in the world. Role of UAVs in defence sector
is ever-increasing on account of new additionalities being added to them making
them fit for intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, electronic warfare and
‘Drone Olympics’ is open to both
Indian and international players. Three categories of the event, planned during
the competition are Surveillance Challenge with four sub-categories which will determine
the surveillance capability of the UAVs. Supply Drop Challenge to assess weight
dropping capability and Formation Flying Challenge demonstrating different
shapes with group of UAVs.
The winners will be honoured with
medals and a cash prize of Rs. 38 lakhs to top three winners of each
Last date of registration to participate in
event is January 26, 2019.