Chief Minister MK Stalin launched the Tamil Nadu Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Corporation (UAVC). Set up at a cost of Rs 10 crore, the objectives of the UAVC include designing, manufacturing, and trading of all types of drones and allied systems, including multi-mission airborne drones, unmanned aerial systems, and aerial surveillance for search and rescue operations.
The CM congratulated the faculty and students of the Centre for Aerospace Research (CAR) on the Madras Institute of Technology campus of Anna University and said that the centre has been producing drones with financial assistance from the State government.
“Initially, they were used by the State police department and later by the Disaster Management Department for conducting surveys in mines and for aerial photography. The need for drones is rising. Such inventions have set an example for technical innovation in TN. Universities should emerge as research centres instead of remaining as degree-giving institutions,” the CM said.
He also stated that Tamil Nadu has an efficient youth force while saying that research and inventions should increase in TN and that more modern studies & courses on foreign countries should be infused in State colleges and universities.