India Builds Its First Private UAV Facility In Hyderabad

Anita - Dec 16, 2018

India Builds Its First Private UAV Facility In Hyderabad

For the first time, India has opened a private unmanned aerial vehicle manufacturing facility to meet the demand of the domestic and international markets in this sector.

India has just had the first private UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) manufacturing facility since December 14, 2018. It is said to be located at Adani Aerospace Park.

First factory for producing drone or unmanned aerial vehicles launched in India

The factory has the area of 50,000 square feet in total, which is set up by the cooperation between Israel-based Elbit Systems and the Adani Group. For its purpose, the unit aims to support the development of long-range UAVs (Medium Altitude-Long Endurance) called Hermes 900 for global as well as Indian markets.

Hermes 900's complete carbon composite aerostructures for global markets will be the first things manufactured by the unit. And after Hermes 900, Hermes 800 will be the next one in line. Also, the factory will target to reach to a wide range of markets in the world. To do that, it is expected to strengthen the process of assembly and integration to produce complete UAVs.

Furthermore, it is known that the Adani Aerospace Park is the house for this UAV factory. And it is also the first complex of defense and aerospace that is built by the Adani Group at the Hardware Park located in the suburbs of Hyderabad in India.

Adani Uav Unit 750
Adani and Elbit inaugurated the factory

In addition, this unit also focuses on housing the modern and well-developed composites and machining capabilities with high precision.

The facility was put into used with the presence of Home Minister of Telangana, Mohammad Mahmood Ali and the participation of many other officials like Managing Director of Adani Enterprise Ltd - Pranav Adani, the CEO of Adani Ports and Special Economic Zones – Karan Adani. Moreover, the Elbit Systems’ President and Chief Executive Officer – Bezhalel Machlis, and the Head of Adani Defence and Aerospace – Ashish Rajvanshi were also there.


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