NAeL Signs MoU with Garuda Aerospace for Drone Manufacturing

Naini Aerospace Limited (NAeL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) under the administrative control of Ministry of Defence has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed with Garuda Aerospace (GA) on 20.05.2023 at NAeL, Naini, Prayagraj (UP) for collaboration in manufacturing of Drones.

 This would be first Drone manufacturing facility in the northern India with a potential to add tremendous value to the Industries such as Security & surveillance, agriculture, mapping of lands etc. to cater to the requirements within the country.

This partnership will put their best efforts to increase indigenization of imported components required for manufacturing of Drones. Most of the components, which consists about 75% are presently being imported from China & other western countries.

Considering the shortage of manpower and high investment in agriculture sector, it has been envisaged to support our farmers by providing cost effective solutions to increase their productivity by using technology enabled Drones, especially designed to cater day to day agricultural needs. Towards this Naini Aerospace, Prayagraj along with Chennai based Garuda Aerospace has joined hands.

The drone is especially designed with a take-off weight of 25.5 Kgs and shall cover a radius of 500 m with speed of 5 m/sec. The Drone has spray efficiency of 1500-2550 sq. m/ minutes.

 Manufacturing of Agricultural Drones will be commenced shortly at NAeL, Prayagraj.

Worth mentioning, Garuda Aerospace partnered with BEML at Aero India for drone manufacturing at their Mysore facility and initiated a massive indigenisation campaign.

The company has also collaborated with 120 local suppliers with the objective of reducing reliance on foreign imports of drone parts, components, and UAV subsystems.


About Garuda Aerospace 

Garuda Aerospace focuses on the design, build and customization of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones for various applications. Catering to diverse needs such as event photography, agricultural survey, reconnaissance and surveillance, Garuda Aerospace meets the customer’s requirements with precision.

The Garuda team consists of enthusiastic and dynamic engineers, who have a comprehensive approach towards design and development, thereby, making them well knit. The team’s engineers experiment with new design methodologies that can be incorporated in future projects.

Garuda Aerospace is an international standard certified company in ISO9001:2015 and AS9100 for Aerospace Quality Management Systems. Currently, the company has begun the process for a Wireless Planning & Coordination (WPC) license.

Garuda Aerospace envisions itself to be the finest commercial UAV design, development, service and support organization in India.

About Naini Aerospace Limited (NAeL)

Naini Aerospace engineering Limited (NAeL) was incorporated in December 2016 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). Naini Aerospace has a vision of sustainable manufacturing operations in the Aerospace and Aviation Sector and is situated in the Naini industrial area of Prayagraj developed by UP State Industrial Development Corporation.