The use of drones is currently a hot topic be it the Garud drone in the Bollywood movie Uri: The Surgical Strike, or the Heron drone which played a key role during the Balakot air strike by the Indian Air Force.
As technology has evolved, the application of drones has expanded into numerous fields like pollution monitoring, search-and-rescue operations, and even the detection of illicit activity.
Recently, during an air show called Aero India 2019, which was held at the Yelahanka Air Base in Yelahanka, Karnataka, alongside crowd-pulling pavilions and aerial stunts were the slew of initiatives undertaken by the Defence Ministry in association with the Drone Federation of India, who conducted the Drone Olympics Challenge. Three different categories were presented under this challenge — Surveillance Challenge, Supply Drop/Delivery Challenge, and Drone Swarm/Formation challenge. Hyderabad-based drone technology company, Thanos, won the Supply Drop Challenge wherein a weight of