Startup firm IG Drones develops India's first 5G-enabled drone

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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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