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In a first, IAF commissions aerial surveillance

In a first, IAF commissions aerial surveillance

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has commissioned the development of an aerial surveillance system for monitoring suspicious moments under dense foliage cover along the international border and some parts within the country.

This hyper spectral imagery programme, a first for the country, seeks to locate and identify suspicious movements and is expected to be operational in the next two years.

Kumar Krishen

Houston-based senior scientist Kumar Krishen will help Indian Air Force who has quit NASA in 2018.

Data/images will be captured through optical and infra-red sensors — to be most likely mounted on an unmanned aerial vehicle — and processed through deep learning algorithms.

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