New Delhi: The members of Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) Kanpur has developed a light weight helicopter of 4kg that is set to be showcased during the world’s First ‘Hybrid’ Air Show -Aero India 2021 that is beginning on Wednesday in Bengaluru. The helicopter has been built by IIT-Kanpur’s incubated start-up company EndureAir Pvt Ltd.
The key features of the 4-kg helicopter’s key features includes vertical take off and landing, Long Range and Endurance, Obstacle Avoidance, Long Video Streaming and Precise Navigation etc. The major areas of application proposed are Medical Supply, CBRNE Detection, Crowd Monitoring, and Search and rescue etc.
The announcement and details about the newly developed helicopter was made by the IIT-Kanpur’s official Twitter handle on Tuesday, a day ahead of the Aero India 2021’s kickstart ceremony.
The 13th edition of the country’s premier air show – Aero India 21 is being held in the backdrop of Bengaluru-based Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) bagging a Rs 48,000 crore order for fighter jets – Tejas Mark 1A and India’s engagement with Indian Ocean Region (IOR) countries.
Earlier on Tuesday, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said Aero India will give a boost to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s clarion call of Aatmanirbhar Bharat scheme by signing as more than 200 agreements during an event- Bandhan (the bond) – on the last day of the biennial show on February 5.