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Indian Coast Guard Concludes Contract For 10 Multicopter Drones

In a major boost to Marine Surveillance and Interdiction capabilities, the Indian Coast Guard has concluded a maiden contract for 10 multicopter (VTOL) drones in consonance with the Government of India’s policy of embracing Drone Technology.

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These drones are capable of being launched from both Ships whilst underway, as well as Shore Stations, and will play a significant role in the reach of the ICG unit during Surveillance & Security operations. In addition, these drones are going to assist in Search and Rescue (SAR), both by day as well as night.

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The ICG plans to induct 100 additional drones by 2025, to meet the ever-growing challenges in India’s Maritime Zones and Search & Rescue Region.

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