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India’s First Drone Common Testing Centre To Be Established In Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (TIDCO), the nodal agency overseeing the implementation of the Tamil Nadu Defence Industrial Corridor (TNDIC), is set to establish India’s first Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drone) Common Testing Centre at an outlay of Rs 45 crore.

With a steadfast commitment to innovation, quality, and progress, Tamil Nadu is poised to revolutionize the industry and secure its position as a beacon of growth in the realm of Aerospace and Defence.

Unleashing Unmanned Aerial Technology at India’s Premier Testing Centre

This visionary initiative, undertaken under the Defence Testing Infrastructure Scheme (DTIS), is slated to redefine the nation’s capabilities in unmanned aerial technology. Spanning an expansive area of approximately 2.3 acres, the testing centre is strategically situated within the SIPCOT Industrial Park, Vallam Vadagal near Sriperumbudur.

The establishment of the testing centre aligns perfectly with the nation’s pursuit of self-reliance in the realm of Aerospace and Defence. With a keen focus on addressing industry needs through innovative solutions, this initiative aims to foster an environment conducive to attracting significant investment in the sector.

A Catalytic Force for Growth

By offering a platform that adheres to the highest Aerospace and Defence Standards, this testing centre obliterates a crucial entry barrier that has long hindered organizations from venturing into this high-potential domain.

Notably, the dearth of accessible test centres outside of established entities like the Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs) and the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has stifled innovation and progress. However, with the establishment of this cutting-edge testing facility, TIDCO aims to bridge this gap and ignite a wave of transformative growth.

A Beacon for Aerospace and Defence Enterprises

The Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drone) Common Testing Centre is poised to elevate Tamil Nadu into a coveted destination for Aerospace and Defence companies seeking to establish their Indian operations.

By providing an avenue for these enterprises to rigorously test their technologies and products, the testing centre ensures that the highest standards of quality and performance are met. This, in turn, augments the appeal of Tamil Nadu as an investment hub and catalyzes the influx of capital and expertise into the state.

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