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India’s first underwater robotic drone 'EyeROV TUNA' handed over to DRDO



India’s first ever underwater robotic drone 'EyeROV TUNA' handed over to DRDO: Details, Features, Significance, Highlights

India’s first underwater robotic drone 'EyeROV TUNA' was handed over to Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL) of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

This underwater drone  'EyeROV TUNA' will be used by NPOL for research and development activities which in turn would result in a commercial product for defence purpose.

EyeROV TUNA underwater drone has been designed and developed indigenously by Kochi-based start-up IROV Technologies Pvt Ltd (EyeROV).

EyeROV TUNA underwater drone is smart micro-ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) or underwater drone. Its design is at par with global standard and has operational capabilities to work in harsh and mission-critical underwater environment.

EyeROV TUNA underwater drone is designed to perform visual inspection and surveys of submerged structures up to the depth of 100 meters. It can be controlled using a laptop or joystick. It is fitted with a camera that helps to give live HD video feed of the submarine environment.

EyeROV TUNA underwater drone is also equipped to perform a variety of functions, including inspection of ship hulls, undersea cables or bridge moorings, fish farms, dams, port structure and bridge foundations and also in various underwater research operations. Its commercial use will eliminate the need for costlier and riskier manual inspection by divers.



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