IG Drones receives UAV Tech Excellence Award for India’s 1st 5G-enabled drone, Skyhawk – CXOToday.com

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IG Drones, India’s leading drone tech company, has added yet another feather to its cap by receiving the UAV Tech Excellence Award at the Elets Digital Natives Summit for its pioneering work in developing India’s first 5G-enabled drone, the Skyhawk. The firm received the award at the second edition of the Elets Digital Natives Summit held in Delhi this month, embracing the theme “Revolutionizing Business with Digital-First Strategies.”

The award was supported by MeitY Start-up Hub (MSH), a nodal entity set up under the aegis of the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India, to facilitate MeitY’s vision of promoting technology innovation, start-ups, and creation of Intellectual Properties.

Skyhawk, which was launched in January last year, is capable of vertical take-off and landing. India’s first 5G-enabled drone can be used in defence and medical applications, among other sectors. The drone can carry a 10 kg payload and has an endurance of around five hours. Pertinent to mention here that the drone manufacturer has also bagged a procurement order from the Defence Ministry to supply drones, for surveillance purposes.

Expressing enthusiasm, Mr. Bodhisattwa Sanghapriya, Founder & CEO, IG Drones, said, “This groundbreaking achievement underscores our commitment to innovation and technological advancement. IG Drones Skyhawk, equipped with state-of-the-art 5G capabilities, is set to reshape the field of drone technology, offering unprecedented connectivity and operational efficiency. This award highlights our dedication to enhancing drone technology and contributing to India’s digital future.”

Elets Digital Natives Summit offers a vibrant backdrop for a deep dive into the digital transformation shaping our future. The summit is a pivotal gathering for those eager to understand the impact of generative AI, cloud computing, and ERP advancements on the business world. It presents an unparalleled opportunity to engage with thought leaders and forge the path of businesses in the digital epoch.

IG Drones has successfully secured numerous high-profile surveying projects, showcasing its prowess in utilizing state-of-the-art technology. Notably, the company recently secured work order to conduct drone survey at NDMC Diamond Mining Project, Panna. Last month, it bagged the contract for a crucial pipeline inspection at NTPC Darlipali Thermal Power Station in Odisha, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In this way, IG Drones has secured several surveying projects using its latest technology, in the past.

Notably, IG Drones has forged strategic alliances with numerous state governments, over 100 Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs), and prominent Multinational Corporations (MNCs), offering a diverse range of drone-related services. With an unwavering dedication to positioning India as the Global Drone Hub by 2030, IG Drones has garnered strong backing from the Government of India, the Government of Gujarat, and the Government of Odisha.

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