The Indian Army has launched the ‘Him Drone-a-thon’ programme on August 08, 2022, in collaboration with the Drone Federation of India (DFI), to support indigenous drone ecosystem.
The initiative aims to achieve self-reliance in defence manufacturing by providing opportunities to the Indian drone ecosystem to develop path-breaking drone capabilities for meeting requirements of frontline troops.
The ‘Him Drone-a-thon’ programme is pan India initiative open for anyone from industry, academia, software developers and drone product manufacturers.
To begin with, the drone development in the following categories are included:
o Logistics/ Load carrying Drone in High Altitude Areas.
o Autonomous Surveillance/ Search & Rescue Drone.
o Micro/ Nano Drones for Fighting in Built Up Areas.