Photo : Netra UAV deployed in Mandi Beas search operation

Unmanned aerial vehicle Netra will scout for bodies of engineering students from Hyderabad who drowned in river Beas in Himachal Pradesh. The UAV, a prized possession of the NDRF 5th battalion, was used for search operations during the Uttarakhand floods last year. “Netra can fly 2.5 km from take-off point and to a height of 1000 ft. It has a battery back-up of 30 minutes. In case of a small malfunction or battery discharge, built-in fail-safe system allows it to return to take-off point even if communication is lost

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