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Defence ministry announces 'Drone Olympics' to check out UAV market

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday inaugurated the Drone Olympics website

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The ministry of defence (MoD) has had little success in buying weaponry through conventional processes, laid down in its defence procurement procedures and manuals. Now, it is thinking way out of the box. In a bid to sample the market in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), the Centre is organising Aero India 2019, which is  scheduled to be held in Bengaluru from February 21 to 24. The event will feature a unique and unprecedented contest: the “Drone Olympics”, which will be held on the opening day.   Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday inaugurated the Drone ...