Country's first passenger 'Varun' drone ready: Capable of lifting 130 kg
Country's first passenger 'Varun' drone ready: Capable of lifting 130 kg, will have a safe landing without crashing in case of malfunction
The country's first passenger drone has been prepared for the Indian Navy in Maharashtra. The name of the drone is Varun. It can fly with a weight of 130 kg, which will complete the 25 km journey in 25 to 33 minutes. The drone has been made by Chakan Sagar Defense Engineering Company of Pune.
The company's co-founder Babbar told that the drone is capable of making a safe landing even after a technical fault in the air. It also has a parachute, which will automatically open during an emergency or malfunction and the drone will land safely. Along with this, Varun can be used for air ambulances and for transporting goods to distant areas.
The drone is fully automatic. That is, Navy officers will only have to sit in it, the drone itself will take them from one place to another. With this, sea trials of Varun will start in the next 3 months.
The drone was demonstrated in July in front of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, where he was accompanied by Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh. Its video was also shared on the social media account of the Ministry of Civil Aviation.