FIXAR in India
FIXAR wishes to fix India’s drone problems.
The Latvian drone maker and services provider is set to bring its unique drone-based solutions to the Indian market, after signing an exclusivity agreement with Indian technology development company Paras Aerospace.
According to a statement from FIXAR, the two companies will work together to ensure India gets another choice for unmanned aerial solutions, with FIXAR’s flagship model, the FIXAR 007 and the FIXAR Indoor, a small multirotor drone dedicated to indoor mapping, inspection, monitoring, surveillance, inventory, and exploration.
A subsidiary of Paras Defense and Space Technologies Limited, Paras Aerospace offers a wide range of development, integration, manufacturing and certification of UAV systems in India.
“The first step, is the market introduction of the flagship FIXAR 007, which is equipped with inhouse developed embedded Autopilot and closed-source xGroundControl Software for safe, secure and efficient missions,” FIXAR said. “FIXAR 007 sets itself apart with its patented Fixed Angle Rotor system for seamless transitions to level flight and enhanced efficiency due to all motors being in use during the entire flight.
“The UAV has demonstrated an increased flight length (up to 60km), payload capacity (2kg max), and increased stability compared to similar class drones. As end-to-end inhouse product, FIXAR 007 is adjustable to diverse market safety requirements making it promptly available on the market.
“Operations Setup, business development, and technical support for providing this future-ready technology will be supported by Paras. Paras Aerospace will be the Master Certification Compliance partner for FIXAR in India.”
The first of FIXAR’s outdoor unmanned aerial vehicles are estimated to reach users in India by November, 2021. The initial agreement set a target of 150 drones to be delivered to operators in India for trials in use cases which include real-time video surveillance, laser scanning and aerial photography tasks in the sectors of government, agriculture, security and surveying.
“We’re excited to enter the Indian market as it holds great potential.” said Vasily Lukashov, founder and CEO at FIXAR. “We estimate fast overall UAV market expansion based on the liberalisation of drone rules in India, which eases user and operator access to unmanned aerial vehicles and allows to apply UAV solutions to a broader array of applications.
We are glad to take this step together with Paras as a well-known and reliable company in the field of aerospace in India,” he adds.
The Indian drone economy has indeed seen a significant upturn in fortunes since the government relaxed drone regulations this year. This has allowed industries in the country to try the technology for various applications, which include vaccine delivery and police operations.
The drone market in India is estimated to be worth $1billion in 2021, which further growth forecasted, owing to increased drone applicability range, and new advanced UAV models developed to carry heavier payload and work in challenging and severe environments
“It has been a privilege to serve the nation through our technological integration and production support for over three decades now, ”Pankaj Akula, the Paras Aerospace CEO said. “In these virtual times, drone technology has been revolutionizing various industries worldwide for carrying out smooth functioning of essential commercial processes.
“Drones play an essential part in the successful implementation of various key functions imperative for operational excellence whether it is real-time video surveillance, cargo delivery, laser scanning or aerial photography. FIXAR is the platform with Fixed Angular Rotor Drone concept which will uniquely address this requirement. We are looking forward to continued support from thriving businesses for industry leading drone solutions.”