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Kochi start-up makes India's first commercial underwater drone for DRDO Lab

EyeROV TUNA is a smart micro-ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle), at par with global standards, and with operational capabilities in harsh and mission-critical underwater environment

An underwater drone made by Kochi-based EyeROV TUNA
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An underwater drone made by Kochi-based EyeROV TUNA

Gireesh Babu Chennai
Kochi-based start-up IROV Technologies Pvt Ltd (EyeROV) is launching commercial underwater drones by handing over the first vehicle to Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL), a laboratory of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The company, backed by Kerala Start-Up Mission, oil and gas firm BPCL and the Department of Science and Technology, claims the product is the first indigenously-developed commercial underwater drone in the country.
 
The EyeROV TUNA is a smart micro-ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) or underwater drone, at par with global

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First Published: Sep 14 2018 | 2:23 PM IST

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