Fri, 20 May 2022 Today's Paper

MoD produces locally-made Quad Copter

20 October 2016 06:06 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

Quad Copter, an aircraft used for providing instant information to the mission control centres from the air in connection to Global Disaster Risk Analysis, Prevention and Mitigation Application, was locally produced by the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) Centre for Research and Development, the MoD announced today.

Addressing the official gathering of devolving the final project of the military equipment produced by them to Defence Secretary Karunasena Hettiarachchi at the MoD, Brigadier Dr. Thiran De Silva said the Quad Copter had been locally produced for the first time and they had planned to produce more such drones for the UAV regiment of the Sri Lanka Army.

“The Department of Survey and Disaster Management Centre has successfully completed the mapping experiments of the Quad Copter in the Batticaloa District. The project also included with locally produced Regimental Accounting Software Package, Field artillery Simulator, K – 8 Flight Simulator, Hi Tech Soldier and a Small Arm Firing Simulator,” he added.

Meanwhile, addressing the gathering, Defence Secretary Karunasena Hettiarachchi said the MoD’s Centre for Research and Development had completed these projects spending Rs. 10 million and Sri Lanka had to bear an expense of Rs. 1600 million if they were imported.

“This is the final result of the dedication of the well-skilled officials in the MoD. This would also be a remark in the future of the defence field. As the MoD, we have full faith in these officials. Fortunately, we don’t have any financial or technical issues during this procedure. We have skilled experts in government universities to support us,” he added.

He appreciated the Government’s aid in this procedure and added that the Government generally allocated 10 per cent of the annual budget to the defence sector.

He said the MoD had decided to launch a special framework in future making the MoD’s Centre for Research and Development an independent institution while increasing the recruitments to this institute.(Kalathma Jayawardhane)

Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

Sell your vehicle & house fast with hitad.lk only cost is Rs.400, Advertise in Hitad.lk for free to sell your mobile phone. Want to sell your Pet, Advertise for Free in hitad.lk Search for Houses in Sri Lanka and find the best place through Hitad.lk find your best tuition place. Find the best partner for you, visit hitad.lk Find anything at any time hitad.lk.

  Comments - 5

Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

Sell your vehicle & house fast with hitad.lk only cost is Rs.400, Advertise in Hitad.lk for free to sell your mobile phone. Want to sell your Pet, Advertise for Free in hitad.lk Search for Houses in Sri Lanka and find the best place through Hitad.lk find your best tuition place. Find the best partner for you, visit hitad.lk Find anything at any time hitad.lk.

  • BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 21 October 2016 11:05 AM

    Ha Ha this news coverage, like our space scientists activity with China, is another bomb for the southern yakkos who will believe it wholesome and all.

    MECCANO SET Friday, 21 October 2016 11:06 AM

    "was locally produced " ? ? ? - There need be HUMILITY on our part. Was this not PUT together (like a MECCANO model) after purchasing same in KIT FORM ? If so, there is nothing to crow about.

    aruna Friday, 21 October 2016 08:11 AM

    good job, now we need to expand this and move to building bigger things like drones

    Madiya Friday, 21 October 2016 08:32 AM

    This a hobby by school kids in Sri Lanka. All the parts are available cheap at 1st Cross Street. This is idea news for the village folk.

    kumar_seneviratne@yahoo.co.uk Friday, 21 October 2016 08:44 AM

    reinventing the wheel ??? what a waste of time and money, when you can buy it on Amazon for less than USD200


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




Order Gifts to Sri Lanka. See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Vegetables, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

Sell your vehicle & house fast with hitad.lk only cost is Rs.400, Advertise in Hitad.lk for free to sell your mobile phone. Want to sell your Pet, Advertise for Free in hitad.lk Search for Houses in Sri Lanka and find the best place through Hitad.lk find your best tuition place. Find the best partner for you, visit hitad.lk Find anything at any time hitad.lk.


What’s next for the Sri Lankan Economy?

Monday’s briefing by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was a rude awakeni

Who do we subsidize through fuel subsidies?

The economic crisis, the outcome of months of mismanagement by the Gotabaya R

“The interim government should operate for one year”- Champika Ranawaka

Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) MP Patali Champika Ranawaka in an interview with

Constitutional Reform for ‘System Change’

A peaceful democratic ‘revolution’ is sweeping across Sri Lanka. It is a