NETRA is the flagship product of ideaForge. It is a man-portable unmanned aerial vehicle which can be launched from a small clearing by the roadside and made to fly over the area of interest up to a height of 400 m and it will send continuous real time video of every movement on ground of people, vehicles or any movement without anybody knowing that they are being seen. One can observe every activity within an approximate area covering a circle of 8 km diameter. Zoom in provision enable identifying human activity up to 500 m away from the UAV where the UAV itself can fly up to 4 km distance from the take-off point.

The salient features include a completely autonomous flight mode, which means, the vehicle flies on its own and returns on its own to the home base after completion of the mission. It is so user friendly that anyone can operate it within a few days of training. It has both day and night cameras to operate in daytime and pitch dark conditions respectively. The Failsafe systems ensure that it comes back home even if communication breaks down or when the battery which powers the system starts depleting. All the video coverage is saved by default and within minutes of landing, the data can be downloaded into CDs for dissemination.

It is autonomous – it is indigenous and ready to be deployed for counter insurgency, border management, hostage situations, disaster management or simply crowd control. Little wonder that the man-portable day/night UAV “NETRA” is fast becoming the Force Multiplier of myriad agencies in the country and abroad.

NETRA has been developed by ideaForge Technology Pvt. Ltd. in collaboration with Defense Research Development Organization (DRDO, Ministry of Defense, INDIA).