ideaForge Technology Limited builds drone solutions which will have enhanced payload capabilities using the Qualcomm Flight RB5 5G Platform

ideaForge, a vertically integrated company equipped with in-house product development centre, which allows the company to design, develop, engineer, and manufacture unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is collaborating with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. By incorporating compute hardware from Qualcomm Technologies on-board, ideaForge UAVs will have enhanced payload capabilities.

The integration of the Qualcomm Flight™ RB5 5G Platform has the potential to augment ideaForge’s on-board computing capability and enabling enhanced platform applications including object avoidance and path planning. Qualcomm Flight, with its computational hardware, helps in the development of advanced drones for several applications. This will add the capability to host various software modules and features.

Further, it will enable ideaForge to engage with customers in a meaningful way and provide them with the opportunity to experience the benefits of enhanced UAVs.

“We are delighted to be part of this collaboration with ideaForge,” stated Dev Singh, vice president, business development and head of building, enterprise, and industrial automation, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “We are excited to help enhance their UAV’s capabilities. By combining our compute capabilities with ideaForge’s UAV technology, ideaForge intends to enhance operations across various applications.”

“The collaboration with ideaForge, not only showcases how Indian companies are developing advanced technology solutions and helping to address real-world challenges, but also emphasizes the country’s design capabilities in India,” said Rajen Vagadia, VP & President, Qualcomm India Pvt. Ltd., and president of SAARC region.

“We are excited to collaborate with Qualcomm Technologies on this project”, said Ankit Mehta, the CEO of ideaForge. Further he added, “With this collaboration we look forward to improving our existing capabilities and further enhancing performance. We are looking forward to utilizing the benefits of the Qualcomm Flight RB5 platform within our UAV technology.”

About ideaForge

ideaForge, a vertically integrated company equipped with an in-house product development centre, which allows the Company to design, develop, engineer, and manufacture unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Its UAVs are equipped with industry leading specifications and capabilities, comparable to those of other established global players in the UAV industry. The company is ranked 7th globally in December 2022 in the dual-use category (civil & defense) drone manufacturers by Drone Industry Insights. ideaForge has the largest operational deployment of indigenous UAVs across India, with an ideaForge manufactured drone taking off every five minutes on average for surveillance and mapping applications as of March 31, 2023. ideaForge customers have completed over 350,000 flights using ideaForge UAVs as of March 31, 2023 (Paragraph source: 1Lattice Report). 

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