Garuda Aerospace receives double certification from DGCA

Drone manufacturer Garuda Aerospace has received the Type Certification and RPTO (Remote Pilot Training Organisation) approvals from the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for the indigenously designed Kisan drones.

DGCA Type certification is provided based on the quality check and is issued after a rigorous testing process of unmanned aerial vehicles.

The Kisan drones are developed for agricultural purposes and with the Type Certification received for the GA-AG model, Garuda Kisan drones were eligible for INR 10 lakh unsecured loans from the agri-infrastructure fund at 5% interest and can also avail of 50-100% subsidy offered by the Centre, the company said in a statement.

The Kisan drones are developed for agricultural purposes and with the Type Certification received for the GA-AG model

According to DGCA, a remote pilot training organisation is an organisation authorised by the DGCA to impart remote pilot training to any individual seeking a remote pilot certificate under Rule 34 of Drone Rules 2021.

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“The elusive double certification by DGCA for Type and RPTO certification is a testament to our indigenous Made in India drone manufacturing capacities.We are powered and blessed with strong demands of manufacturing 5,000 drones in the next five months. With receiving approvals we are certain that the necessary utilisation of skills with significant sector growth will be seen. Our drones will further benefit farmers and agri entrepreneurs by playing a major role in impacting the lives of farmers and building new age careers…”

Agnishwar Jayaprakash, Founder and CEO, Garuda Aerospace

The Made in India ‘Kisan’ drones are particularly developed for agricultural purposes such as reducing crop loss, crop health monitoring, yield measurement, and crop loss mitigation with the latest manufacturing capacities. Priced at INR 4.50 lakhs, the ‘Kisan’ drone is India’s most affordable advanced automated Agri Drone that comes under the 25 kg small category.

‘Kisan’ drones are particularly developed for agricultural purposes such as reducing crop loss, crop health monitoring, yield measurement, and crop loss mitigation with the latest manufacturing capacities

Garuda Aerospace recently commenced its USD 30 million Series A round at a USD 250 million valuation. Former Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has invested and is also the company’s Brand Ambassador. MS Dhoni has recently launched a drone named Droni. Garuda Aerospace boasts of a drone fleet of 400 drones and a well-trained team of over 500 pilots across 26 different cities.

Garuda Aerospace is a human-centric brand, started in 2015, that is focused on developing low-cost drone solutions to optimize industries through accurate data. They are a Drone-As-A-Software aggregator that designs impeccable drones for a myriad of human and industrial needs.

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