First of the Kind: “Drone Olympics” Event at Aero India - 2019 (Download PDF)


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Raksha Mantri launched a newly designed web page for ‘Drone Olympics’, scheduled to be held at Aero India – 2019 at Air Force Station, Yelahanka, Bengaluru. The web page is open for registration of UAV players interested in taking part in the maiden event of the Aero India. It will not only encourage the UAV manufacturing in the country but also provide an opportunity to the Armed Forces to assess the capabilities that exist in the world.

Image Of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Civilian Use

Image Of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Civilian Use

Image Of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Civilian Use


  • An Unmanned aerial vehicle, commonly known as a drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard.

  • UAVs are a component of an unmanned aircraft system; which include a UAV, a ground-based controller, and a system of communications between the two.

  • The UAV market is one of the fastest growing fields in the world.

  • Role of UAVs in defence sector is ever-increasing on account of new additionalities being added to them making them fit for intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, electronic warfare and strike missions.

‘Drone Olympics’

  • ‘Drone Olympics’ is open to both Indian and international players.

  • Three categories of the event, planned during the competition are Surveillance Challenge with four sub-categories, which will determine the surveillance capability of the UAVs.

  • Supply Drop Challenge to assess weight dropping capability and Formation Flying Challenge demonstrating different shapes with group of UAVs.

  • The winners will be honored with medals and a cash prize of Rs. 38 lakhs to top three winners of each competition.

  • Last date of registration: January 26,2019.

- Published/Last Modified on: February 26, 2019

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