A200 can also be used to impart pilot training.
The A200 drone was fully compliant with the Certification Scheme for Unmanned Aircraft Systems notified in January 2022. It was developed for surveying and mapping applications in GIS, agriculture, construction, mining, and other industries and has a survey-grade GPS and a high-resolution imaging camera which can be used to accurately map land parcels.
Asteria Aerospace Limited, the makers of A200 have received India’s first micro category drone type certification for this model. This drone is ideal for usage in projects like the SVAMITVA scheme, (where the government is using drones to digitize and establish clear ownership of property in rural parts of the country). The drone can also be used by Remote Pilot Training Organizations to impart pilot training to individuals seeking to acquire Remote Pilot certificates.
Neel Mehta, Co-founder and Director of Asteria Aerospace Limited, said, “It is a matter of great pride for us to receive the first micro-category drone certification from the DGCA. The certification makes Asteria’s A200 drone fully compliant with the Drone Rules 2021, which is a requirement for drone operations in India. We are committed to leading the way in providing best-in-class, compliant drones to our customers to fulfil applications at scale.”
The A200 drone weighs less than 2kg and is rugged, reliable, and a performance-driven multirotor drone that includes automated take-off and landing, multiple fail-safes, single pilot operation, tool-less assembly and disassembly, and a flight time of up to 40 minutes.
This drone certification scheme is brought into effect to facilitate the production of quality drones in India that can be exported across the world.