Sikkim Tests UAV

Sikkim UAV testing at GangtokIn a breakthrough step taken by the Sikkim Government institution Information Technology Department in collaboration with the Mumbai based company today carried a demonstration of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) at capital Gangtokā€™s Paljor Stadium which was attended by various official dignitaries, police top brass, Disaster Management Dept officials and media. The remotely controlled UAV was ejected by jockey from the stadium towards Ranka which according to operator said could be 3-4 km on air. The camera mounted on the UAV showed a live pictures as it flew above Ranka and Gangtok surrounding. The UAV according to company jockey is based on GPS system which can be predetermined for taking a route or it can be manually controlled and steered.
Speaking to the media the IT Dept Director Shri Rajesh Verma said that usability of such instrument will be beneficial for the state during landslide and natural calamities or even search or relief operations.

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