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).