Drones from Terradrone, Microtek with a range of capabilities. Apparently the glider type ones -- weigh 4-5 kgs -- and are mostly used for mapping; and the spider-shaped drones alone havs the capability to hover.
One of the models-- Terradrone's X8 has currently been used by the Maharashtra government for crop identification for better water management and tax collection over 5,000 sq km distance. With an endurance of 120 minutes, the X8 was sent out 4-5 times a day over a period of 3 months to complete the project. Another drone -- Terralidar -- has been used for extending railway lines to check the longitude, latitude, contours of the ground, including soil elevation. Another drone Talon has an endurance of 90 minutes and cover 7 square kilometres in one outing. And the drone fitted with a tank is an agri-drone used for spraying pesticide from the air. With a current capacity of 5 litres, this can be increased to 20 litres said the builders.
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