Unmanned aerial vehicle: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

HAL and Israel’s Elbit Systems sign MoU for UAV development

During the on-going exhibition DefExpo-2020, an MoU was signed between Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and Israel’s Elbit Systems, for joint development of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The agreement aims at analyzing the feasibility of developing an UAV, which performs vertical take-off and landing, for maritime and land-based military operations. The proposed UAV will cut down ..

Indian Army conducts rare exercise Chang Thang Prahar in Eastern Laddakh

The Indian Army conducted a massive rare exercise named ‘Chang Thang Prahar’ at a high altitude area in Eastern Laddakh  bordering China for testing and improving its war-fighting capabilities. The integrated exercise involved the use of infantry, mechanized forces, T-72 tanks, with force multipliers such as artillery guns and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). 

China develops world’s first armed amphibious drone boat

China has successfully tested the world’s first armed amphibious drone boat ‘Marine Lizard’ in Wuhan, capital of Central China’s Hubei Province. Built by Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group under China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), the drone ship could be used in land assault operations and is capable of forming a combat triad with aerial drones and ..

Mumbai venue of first-ever Global Aviation Summit (GAS-2019)

Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu inaugurated the first-ever Global Aviation Summit (GAS-2019) in Mumbai on January 15. The two-day summit, with a theme ‘Flying for all-especially the next 6 Billion’, is being organised by Ministry of Civil Aviation in association with FICCI. It offers stakeholders an opportunity to explore, deliberate and understand how technology-driven innovations ..

India’s first private sector unit for manufacturing Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV) and Light Bullet Proof Vehicles (LBPV) to be set up in Kota

India’s first private sector unit for manufacturing Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV) and Light Bullet Proof Vehicles (LBPV) will be set up by DCM Shriram Industries Group on the campus of Shriram Rayons in Kota. These UAVs and LBPVs are likely to be used by defence and para-military forces in the country. The UAVs will help ..

Amazon completes its first drone delivery

Amazon has completed its first delivery by drone to a customer near Cambridge, England. The online giant wants to set this trend of automated shipments by air. The delivery process was carried out by a quadcopter drone delivering an Amazon Fire TV box along with a bag of popcorn to a customer near Cambridge. With ..

DRDO carries out successful maiden flight of TAPAS 201 (RUSTOM – II)

The DRDO has successfully carried out the maiden flight of Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAV, TAPAS 201 (RUSTOM-II) from Aeronautical Test Range (ATR), Chitradurga. TAPAS 201 is India’s indigenously developed long-endurance combat-capable drone. Key Facts Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) has designed and developed TAPAS 201 with HAL-BEL as the production partners. ADE is the ..

News Today : November 14, 2011

Comprehensive ban demanded on Asbestos Jaipur The 2nd Asian Ban Asbestos Network Conference at Jodhpur, organised jointly by the Asian Ban Asbestos Network (ABAN), International Ban Asbestos Secretariat (IBAS), the Occupational and Environmental Health Network of India (OEHNI) and Mine Labour Protection Campaign (MLPC), demanded a comprehensive ban on asbestos in Asia. They highlighted the ..