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India trials UAS deliveries

21st June 2019 - 03:20 GMT | by Neelam Mathews in Delhi


Experimental beyond-visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) operations by UAS for deliveries have been recently conducted in India for proof of concept by a consortium of companies. This follows an expression of interest released by the regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), last month.

While no timeline is allotted, the tests are to be carried out in controlled conditions within identified segregated low-altitude airspace for at least two months.

The data collected is expected to help the DGCA with the blueprint when forming guidelines for operations, Shephard has learned.

‘BVLOS is presently suited for social causes such as delivery of medicines

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Neelam Mathews


Neelam Mathews

Neelam Mathews was born in India and completed her education in London.

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