Drone Research & Development Centre

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MoU between ITDA & National Technical Research Organization, Government of India, New Delhi was signed on 26.12.2017 for an initial period of 5 years. Objectives of the MoU are: -

1. Establishment of State of Art Centre for Drone Application & Research.

2. Establishment of High Tech Training facility for training of Drone pilots.

3. Set up technical facility to develop the capability of Drone Application in the fields of Forest Survey, Disaster Relief operation by police.

As per the MoU, NTRO will be setting up equipment for training & research, engaging personnel for research, development & training, whereas ITDA would be providing space of Approximately 2,000 sq.ft. with adequate furniture, Air conditioning, leased line for Internet connection and managing recurring expenditure & personnel on 24/7 basis for day to day manning of the facility & maintenance.

Development of this facility will lead to the enhancement of technical capability in the field of drone application for trainees & researchers. It will be training facility in a specialized field, being set up first time by NTRO in any state of country. Such facility will develop trainees for higher employability field & trainees can also be engaged by NTRO for the services in the field of Drone Applications.

Inauguration of Drone Training and Research Center by Hon'le CM, Uttarakhand had been done on 9th July 2018 and related work is in progress.