MS Dhoni-backed domestic drone manufacturer Garuda aerospace has been invited to dispatch its technical team to provide expertise to the Indian Army in drone technology to use drones more effectively in modern-day warfare. The Chennai-based drone start-up has been invited to dispatch their technical team to undertake the modification and help the army maintain timelines and operational tempo whilst executing their duties towards the nation.
The Army intends to further the usage of drones in integral day-to-day activities as well as bolster the effectiveness of special missions by detecting, deterring, and disrupting transnational organized criminal networks. Garuda Aerospace would be analysing the practices and propose a solution to the Indian Army via their ‘Make in India’ drones to decrease the vulnerability of Indian soldiers and manual labour involved by providing surveillance and logistics support.
“Garuda Aerospace has created significant traction by deploying drones for unique applications to support the Indian Army and now will be using multiple purpose drones for strategic and tactical operations. This collaboration will also help in meeting defence requirements and enable big companies like us to leverage our expertise,” Agnishwar Jayaprakash, Founder and CEO, Garuda Aerospace, said in a statement.
“As a citizen of India, I am proud to serve the nation and delighted in committing to deliver ‘Make in India’ drones to support the Jawans in the front lines. Our drones are designed with artificial intelligence and machines which have rapid learning,” Jayaprakash added.
Chennai-based drone manufacturer Garuda Aerospace recently commenced its $30 million Series A round at a $250 million valuation. Former Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has invested in Garuda Aerospace and is also the brand ambassador of the company. He holds a honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Parachute Regiment of the Indian Territorial Army.