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Ninja UAVs

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    21st Aug, 2020
  • Indian Railways has started deploying Ninja UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) for establishing a drone-based surveillance system.
  • Its aim is to intensify Railway Protection Force security mechanism across Railway network.
  • NINJA UAVs are lightweight and economical micro contraptions built for mapping and surveillance.
  • These drones are capable of real-time tracking, video streaming and can also be operated on an automatic fail-safe mode.
  • Drone surveillance technology has emerged as an important and cost-effective tool for security surveillance over large areas with limited manpower.
  • Drones can help in the inspection of railway assets and safety of yards, workshops, car sheds and used to launch surveillance on criminal and anti-social activities such as gambling, random throwing of garbage, hawking, among others, in railway premises.

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