13th August, Mumbai: Lynx – Lawrence & Mayo, one of India’s leading Engineering equipment providers, recently announced the expansion of their portfolio to include specialised drones, through its partnership with the ideaForge, India`s largest UAV manufacturer. As part of the agreement, ideaForge’s range of award winning drones equipped with over a decade of UAV design expertise, will be accessible to Lynx – Lawrence and Mayo for applications across urban development, weather monitoring and testing, agro-technology and other sectors.
Developed by a team of IIT Bombay graduates, ideaForge has been celebrated for their unique innovations in the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) domain, having built the then world’s smallest and lightest autopilot in 2009 and India’s first autonomous quadcopter UAV. Their designs have been internationally acclaimed and they have led the development of world class, indigenous UAVs for security & surveillance, reconnaissance, mapping, photogrammetry and other industrial applications. Now, their UAVs even come with the capability to meet the DGCA regulations, to ensure NPNT compliance.
Through this partnership, Lynx – Lawrence & Mayo, will have access to ideaForge’s fleet of UAV’s for Inspection, Surveillance, Traffic and Crowd management, and Disaster Management, which includes:
- Switch UAV – A Fixed Wing & VTOL – Hybrid for Terrain Independent Deployment with long range, high endurance and high altitude capabilities.
- Q-Series UAV – Enterprise specialist VTOL Quadcopter(s) Built with military design philosophies
- NINJA UAV – Lightweight and economical micro UAV built specifically for mapping and advanced surveillance
- NETRA PRO – Rugged Quadcopter for maximum redundancy in extreme conditions
- NETRA V-Series – Field proven UAVs for mission critical applications, integrated with high zoom HD real-time video transmission
Speaking about its association with ideaForge, Mr Glenford D’souza , Senior General Manager , Lynx – Lawrence & Mayo, said, “We at Lynx have been driving innovation and excellence in advanced precision equipment for engineering and industry. With the addition of innovative UAVs from ideaForge, we are delighted to add a range of advanced and futuristic drones to our portfolio. We will be strategically deploying these products to create an integrated and specialised service/solution offering to our exisiting and potential clients. We look forward to a long term and fruitful partnership.”
Speaking about their partnership with Lynx – Lawrence and Mayo, Ms. Divya Jain, President – Sales & Business Development, ideaForge said, “Choosing Lynx – Lawrence & Mayo is a natural fit for us given their leadership in innovation and transformation to meet the demands and challenges of Industry 4.0 revolution in India. We envisage leveraging each other’s strengths, in ideaForge’s high performance UAVs & Lynx’s rich legacy and market access. Through this partnership, our class-leading products will be integrated with the right applications to create valuable solutions for Lynx’s end customers.”
ideaForge drones have already proven their worth in defence and homeland security for border monitoring, anti-terror ops, counter insurgency ops, disaster management, traffic monitoring, campus surveillance, crowd management and more. With the flexibility to customize their drones for an array of requirements, ideaForge also provides end-to-end UAV solutions and services to the industrial and commercial sectors.