Startup firm IG Drones develops India's first 5G-enabled drone
Tech startup firm IG Drones has developed India's first 5G-enabled drone capable of vertical take-off and landing.
An overview of the news
This drone has been named Skyhawk.
It can be used in other areas apart from defence and medical applications.
The Skyhawk can fly for about five hours with a payload of 10 kg, as this drone is also equipped with capabilities like artificial intelligence and thermal imaging.
Due to the facility of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL), it does not require any special runway or track for take-off or landing, so it can be operated in any area.
The drone is IP67 rated and can be controlled through a combination of NavIC + GPS navigational satellites.
This drone can travel 100 km in 12 to 15 minutes at its maximum speed.
About IG Drones
IG Drones is an India-based tech company providing drone survey, mapping and inspection services.
It was established at Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology in Sambalpur, Odisha.
Its headquarter is located in New Delhi.
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