Articles about Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), also known as are drawn, is an aircraft that is either remotely piloted by a human or piloted autonomously. It usually doesn't carry crew and passengers on board. As of 2021, UAVs from a variety of manufacturers are available for individual, commercial, and defense use. These UAVs are commonly used for search and rescue, surveillance, mapping, photography, warfare, and spying. A variety of configurations are available for UAVs. Some are built like fixed-wing aircraft and powered by propellers, while others employ a single propeller like a helicopter and some others employ multiple propellers. A typical hand-held UAV can reach a maximum altitude of up to 600 m and has a range of approximately 2 km. Military-built high-altitude long-endurance UAVs can reach up to 9100 m altitude and fly over 200 km. In some countries, a full-scale pilot’s license is required to fly even a small-scale portable drone. Interestingly, UAVs have been in existence since 1849.

Gujarat: Drones flying sans nod to be seized or destroyed

28 Jul 2021

India
Gujarat: Drones flying sans nod to be seized or destroyed

Drones and UAVs if found flying in the area of three kilometers from the perimeter of all the Naval installations declared as "No-fly zone" in Gujarat without prior permission will be either confiscated or destroyed, a Defense PRO said on Wednesday.

Centre considers using drones to deliver vaccines in tricky terrains

13 Jun 2021

India
Centre considers using drones to deliver vaccines in tricky terrains

In an attempt to make COVID-19 vaccines available in regions with difficult terrains, the central government is planning to engage Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for deliveries.

China successfully tests world's largest unmanned transport drone

18 Oct 2018

World
China successfully tests world's largest unmanned transport drone

China has successfully tested the world's largest unmanned transport drone, which can carry a payload of 1.5 tons, the state-run China Daily reported on Wednesday.

Drones by IIT Roorkee will make your train journey safer

23 Jun 2018

Technology
Drones by IIT Roorkee will make your train journey safer

With an aim to enhance safety and efficiency in train operations, Indian Railways is considering to deploy drones to automate the monitoring of rail tracks.

Drones, AI, CCTV cameras: Bengaluru ward going to be smart!

14 Mar 2018

Bengaluru
Drones, AI, CCTV cameras: Bengaluru ward going to be smart!

Vidyaranyapura in Bengaluru north is on its way to becoming the city's first smart ward.

Record-breaking drone swarm: China launches 119 drones at once

13 Jun 2017

Technology
Record-breaking drone swarm: China launches 119 drones at once

China broke a world record by launching a swarm of 119 fixed-wing drones or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).

Drones deployed to ease traffic on Mumbai-Pune Expressway

30 Aug 2016

India
Drones deployed to ease traffic on Mumbai-Pune Expressway

In a first, the Maharashtra Government has deployed drones to monitor traffic on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway over the weekend on a trial basis.