India okays first trial for e-commerce drone delivery

Low-cost carrier SpiceJet said it has received regulatory approval to test drones to deliver e-commerce parcels, medical, pharma and other essential supplies. “Post trials and approvals, SpiceXpress, the dedicated cargo arm of SpiceJet, plans to use drones to provide for a quicker, faster and a cost-effective delivery,” low-cost carrier said. A SpiceXpress-led consortium had submitted […]

Israeli company to supply tactical drones to India under JV with Cyient

Cyient, formerly known as Infotech Enterprises, said it will form a joint venture with Israel-based BlueBird Aero Systems to manufacture drones for security use in India. The joint venture will be called Cyient Solutions & Systems Private Limited and will have 51% shareholding by Cyient. BlueBird Aero Systems, said the Indian company, is a specialist […]

TCS opens drone facility in the US

Tata Consultancy Services said it has opened its first research lab for drones in the US at its Seven Hills Park Innovation Center located in Cincinnati, Ohio. The lab will address the rapidly expanding demand for unmanned aerial vehicles and business Solutions across industries, the Indian IT major said. The facility will feature indoor labs, […]

India’s drone project halted by Green Tribunal

India’s National Green Tribunal has stopped construction activity at its first drone research and manufacturing facility in Karnataka for lack of forest clearance. Justice Mr. M. Chockalingam (Judicial Member) and Prof. Dr. R. Nagendran (Expert Member) constituting the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone Bench), issued a direction on 14th February 2014 halting all construction in […]