Thursday, April 15, 2010

Night trials of UAVs in Chhattisgarh

Sumir Kaul

Kanker (Chhattisgarh), Apr 15 (PTI) In the aftermath of the Dantewada massacre by the Naxals, authorities have here begun night trials of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), successfully used by the US against the Taliban, to equip security forces with real-time information of targets.

The trials held at the grounds of Counter Terrorism and Jungle Warfare College here started yesterday and continued till early this morning during which the security experts gauged the machine's feasibility during temperature variations, at various heights and in detection of landmines.

The UAV known as T-MAV (Micro Air Vehicle) is a compact machine manufactured by 'Honeywell' and weighs around 10 kgs.

The company claims that its deployment and stowing operations can be accomplished in less than five minutes.

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