What is AG 365S?

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Overview:

Marut Drones recently secured type certification approvals from the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for its AG-365S kisan drone for use in agriculture

Why in News?

  • Under the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Rules-2021, drones equipped with a Unique Identification Number (UIN) are permitted to operate in Indian airspace.
  • By obtaining this certification, Marut Drones is now able to offer its agricultural drone technology to farmers across the country.

 

About AG 365S:

  • It is a multi-utility agricultural drone in the small category (less than 25kg).
  • It has been designed and developed by Marut Drones, an Indian drone technology company based in Hyderabad.
  • Purpose: The made-in-India kisan drone – AG 365 has been developed particularly for agricultural purposes to reduce crop loss, lower agrochemical usage, better yield and profits to the farmers.
  • It is the first multi-utility agriculture small-category drone to receive the DGCA-approved type certificate in India.
  • Features:
    • The AG-365S drone has the highest endurance of 22 minutes.
    • It is equipped with advanced obstacle and terrain sensors, which enables safe and smooth operations even in rough and patchy terrains.
    • It is equipped with multiple payloads, and one AG-365S can be used for spraying pesticides, granular spreader and also for running RPTO drone training academies. 

 


Q1) What is the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)?

It is the regulatory body in the field of Civil Aviation, primarily dealing with safety issues. It is responsible for regulation of air transport services to/from/within India and for enforcement of civil air regulations, air safety, and airworthiness standards. The DGCA also coordinates all regulatory functions with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). The headquarters are located in New Delhi with regional offices in various parts of India.

Source: AG-365S of Marut Drones becomes first DGCA-certified drone for dual usage