Aereo (formerly Aarav Unmanned Systems), a drone solutions start-up, has won a $1 million drone solutions contract from Coal India (CIL).
The open tender process saw participation from multiple bidders wherein Aereo emerged as the lowest (L1) bidder with the highest technical score.
Aereo will provide advanced analytics through its web platform and indigenous survey-grade PPK drones to 7 mines in Northern Coalfields (NCL) and South Eastern Coalfields (SECL) under CIL for a tenure of three years. This will help improve mining safety, environmental compliance, and overall efficiency of the open cast mines.
Aereo has a long-term engagement with Tata Steel to jointly develop and offer drone solutions that will focus on the efficiency, safety, and productivity of open cast mining operations.