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Magellanic Cloud subsidiary Scandron receives DGCA approval for small agri-drone

ISN Team
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Scandron Private Limited, a subsidiary of Magellanic Cloud, has received Type Certification from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for its advanced Agri-Drone model, SNDAG010QX8.

The certification, under Type Certificate No. T0724000001Z, marks a pivotal moment in Scandron’s mission to revolutionize the Indian agricultural sector with cutting-edge drone solutions.

What are the features of the SNDAG010QX8 drone?

The SNDAG010QX8 is a small-category rotorcraft specifically engineered for agricultural applications.


The advanced drone is designed to enhance various farming activities, including spraying fertilizers and pesticides, monitoring crops, surveying fields, and managing livestock.

By integrating such technology, Scandron aims to promote sustainable farming practices and significantly improve crop yields.

Aligning with the 'Make in India' initiative

Scandron's achievement of DGCA certification also aligns with the 'Make in India' initiative.

By producing high-quality drones tailored to the needs of Indian farmers, the company aims to reduce dependency on foreign technology and components, thereby fostering self-reliance in critical technology sectors.

Joseph Sudheer Reddy Thumma, Director & Promoter of Magellanic Cloud, emphasized, “Receiving DGCA certification for our Agri-Drone through Scandron Private Limited is a testament to our commitment to innovation and quality in the agricultural technology sector.”

What impact will this have on Indian agriculture?

The certification of the SNDAG010QX8 drone is expected to play a vital role in modernizing Indian agriculture. With advanced, locally-manufactured drone solutions, Indian farmers will have access to tools that enhance productivity and sustainability.

The development is in line with the government’s push to adopt technology in agriculture to increase efficiency and reduce manual labor. The government has been promoting the use of drones to improve crop yields and overall farming practices.

Looking ahead, Scandron and Magellanic Cloud will work closely with government bodies to ensure that regulations continue to support innovation while maintaining safety and operational efficiency.

“We are proud to contribute to the Make in India initiative and look forward to further empowering the agricultural community through transformative technology,” said Thumma.

Although the company has not disclosed financial details or production targets for the certified drone model, its focus remains on providing reliable, advanced technology to support Indian farmers.

By integrating these locally-manufactured drones into agriculture, Scandron aims to provide Indian farmers with dependable tools to enhance their farming practices, ultimately contributing to a more sustainable and productive agricultural sector in India.