While DGCA still hasn’t given clear guidelines for the development and usage of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs or Drones, as we know them today), there are a few Indian startups working on their own to innovate this aerial hardware space.
Sree Sai Aerotech Innovations Pvt. Ltd (SSAI) is a Chennai based company founded in 2010 by Sai Pattabiram, to become a means to subsidise aero-modelling, focused on creating and leading innovations in aerospace domain.
The company initially started as an extension of Sai and his son’s passion and hobby in Aero Modelling, and evolved into a System Integrator with the emerging global trends. It is one amongst a handful of companies across the globe, manufacturing ‘Brain’ of the Drone, namely its Electronic Control System (Autopilot). The company’s unique technology has been evaluated by leading Government and Private organizations and recognized to be one among a handful of company’s globally producing Drone Control Motherboards
In India they are providing ready to use Drone Solutions for Aerial Filming, Mapping, Agriculture spraying and crop monitoring, facility and asset monitoring, surveillance etc.And at Global level providing World’s first user friendly/APP expandable drone autopilots ( motherboards, APP interface applications etc )
Progress Till Date
SSAI has catered to multiple educational institutions like IISC, IIT’s, Anna University etc. It provides solutions to Corporates for complete solutions in the area of Mapping, Agriculture, surveillance etc, and has signed MOU with NAL.
It is self funded and has taken loan under CGTMSE scheme including Innovation soft loan under TIFAC-SIDBI Srijan Scheme.
Manufacturing revolution is the new wave hitting emerging economies. Its now getting used over various domain like for shooting film, IOT products, agritech sector and etc. Shree sai aerotech working over technology to the core of a Drone autopilot with potential to disrupt drone manufacturing globally. The global market size for UAVs as projected by PWC would be $127 Billion by 2020 from the current levels of $2 billion a potential growth of over 6000% in the next four years. The space is yet to see a clear market leader in India.