BEML teams up with IIT-Kanpur for pilotless aircraft, UAVs
17th Aug 2020

BEML has teamed up with IIT-Kanpur for joint indigenous development of pilotless target aircraft (PTA) and tactical unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Both the organisations would synergise respective capabilities and undertake feasibility study, design and development, testing and validation of tactical UAVs and PTA.

The jointly developed products will substitute the currently imported UAVs and PTA and aims to achieve self reliance at a reduced cost. This would also help foster innovation and technology development in defence and aerospace by engaging various industries, including MSMEs, startups, individual innovators, R&D institutes and academia. This will enable BEML achieve a quantum jump in defence and aerospace business and provide a big thrust in 'Atmanirbharta' in the defence sector.

BEML a leading mining and construction equipment manufacturer has designed and developed indigenously over 40 products through its R&D, and are not only working in India but also in 65 countries around the world.