Flight training centre to be set up at Donakonda

VIJAYAWADA: Chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday asked AP Drone Corporation officials to initiate steps to develop a flight training organisation (FTO) at . He said facilities for testing of drones and flight training should be provided at the centre.

Naidu inspected the long-range drone developed by , chief executive officer of S3M Solutions of USA with coordination of University of Texas and .

Mahesh explaining the functions of the long-range gasoline powered drone named Pasupata has a capacity to fly at 100 km range at a stretch of 7.5 km with a pay load of 25 kg. He said it could be used for surveillance purpose with video transmitting frequency and optical zoom camera.

signed an MoU with University of Texas and S3M solutions for developing drones during Naidu’s visit to the USA recently.

AP Drone Corporation chief executive officer said a drone research centre was set up at KL University. He said five different models of drones were developed.
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