IAF develops rescue pod “ARPIT” for evacuation

Indian Air Force has indigenously designed, developed and manufactured an Airborne Rescue Pod for Isolated Transportation (ARPIT). This pod will help for the evacuation of critical patients with infectious diseases including COVID-19 from high altitude area, isolated and remote areas. The system has been formed as a lightweight isolation system made from aviation certified material.

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The ARPIT Design requirements have been evolved and are based on the guidelines issued by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH) and Centre for Disease Control (CDC), USA. The ARPIT pod has been developed at a cost of Rs. 60,000.

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  • Air Chief Marshal: Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria.
  • Indian Airforce founded: 8 October 1932.
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