This pretty little drone detects landmines on the roads | HeliPanda

By Shekhar Sahu on 01 November 2009 4:19 PM

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Helipanda is a pretty looking unmanned helicopter-like panda is well equipped to detect the roadside bombs, landmines, and detonators.


HeliPanda Sensor

It consists of a high-definition electro-optical sensor and an "unintentional electromagnetic emissions" which can detect the emissions from IED and other explosive devices It starts alarming when it detects any emission.


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This small unmanned helipanda (like a drone) is controlled by men wireless by remote control and heli panda would be flying over the vehicles searching for the bombs.


Helipanda has been widely used in the antiterrorist missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Which is coming soon in India. As in my state -Chhattisgarh and other states of India Maoists, Naxalites and terrorists are increasing militant activities. Helipanda will help with anti-Maoists and anti-terrorist missions.


But, looking at the price, I think it will be the toy of  VIPs only. What do you think?


Shekhar Sahu
Helipanda image credit Scheibel

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