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Eyes in the sky: India’s Top 10 Drone Manufacturing Companies



In the modern world, Drones are one of the most significant technological advancements that can potentially transform core sectors of the economy, including logistics, agriculture, mining, infrastructure, surveillance, emergency response, transportation, geo-spatial mapping, defence, and law enforcement. In the foreseeable future, Drone systems will provide cost-effective solutions for developing countries like India, which have sizeable urban agglomeration, and ultra-high population density.

Let’s look at India’s top 10 Drone manufacturing companies:

  1. Aero 360

Located in Chennai, Asteria is a full-stack drone technology company providing actionable intelligence from aerial data. Mainly known for their tethered drone, Aero 360 manufactures compliant High-Performance Autonomous Drones for Surveillance, Monitoring, Industrial Surveys & Inspections. They use the latest Unmanned Aerial Systems, Land Based and Water Based Robotics to gather precious data.

  1. Asteria Aerospace Limited

With its headquarters in Bengaluru, Asteria develops deeply customized drone solutions for government and enterprise applications, providing solutions across –Agriculture, Defence and homeland security, Telecommunications, Oil and gas, Energy and Utilities, GIS Surveying and Mapping, Industrial Security, Mining and Metals.

  1. Paras Defence and Space Technologies

Paras Defence and Space Tech is a progressive Tier 2 Defence Engineering Company offering a wide range of defence products & solutions. They have dedicated over 40 years to manufacturing innovative technology solutions for defence applications. Their manifesto Includes-Electromagnetic pulse protection, Rocket and missile programs, Space and research programs, Naval systems, Land and armored vehicles and Electronic Warfare and Surveillance. Paras Defence and Space Technologies’ recent investor Max Life Insurance introduces this company to develop tech for the healthcare section of the country.

  1. DroneAcharya Aerial Innovations

Founded by Prateek Srivastava in 2017, DroneAcharya Aerial Innovations as a Drone (UAV) startup in Karnataka under Karnataka State Electronics Development Corporation Limited (KEONICS) specializes in Automating Inventory management and Surveillance drones. Droneacharya’s solution includes multi-sensor drone surveys across domains with high-quality service and outputs, seamless processing of drone and satellite data achieved with ample workstations, drone pilot training, and specialized GIS training to make the most out of survey data.

  1. IdeaForge

Ideaforge Technologies is one of the oldest Mumbai-based drone players in the country. It truly showcases patriotism by making the mission of their company to assist defense forces in conducting more efficient and tactful Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR)., Ideaforge Technologies is also among the 14 companies the Ministry of Civil Aviation selected as beneficiaries of the production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme for the drone industry.

  1. NeoSky

RattanIndia Enterprises Limited through its wholly owned subsidiary NeoSky India Ltd. NeoSky stands out with its 360° Drone-as-a-Product and Drone-as-a-Services portfolio. Throttle Aerospace Systems (TAS), one of India’s leading drone companies is subsidiary of NeoSky India Ltd as well.

  1. Tech Eagle

Based in Kanpur, Tech Eagle Prioritizes affordability, long-range service, and on-demand healthcare and food products, Tech eagle truly follows their motto “transforming the last mile” with heart and soul. Last year tech eagle made a world record by achieving the longest flight in India for a delivery drone with India Post. In a partnership with local Lucknow-based food delivery startup, Tech Eagle created a World record for the first chai delivery via drone.

  1. Quidich Innovation Labs

From being the first company in the world with broadcast-grade AR on a drone to building player tracking – object detection projects using AI and ML to enhancing fan engagement for sports. Quidich Innovation Labs specializes in broadcasting and film industry technology, recognizing gaps in current technology and developing new innovative creations.

  1. Skylark Drones

Founded by Mughilan Thiru Ramasam, Skylark Drones is used for surveying, and volume measurement by construction & inspection teams in infrastructure, mining, solar energy, utilities, and mapping solutions. Skylark Drones calls itself a part of the forward-thinking enterprise community, innovation in solar energy and agriculture being its main focus.

  1. Zen Technologies

Founded by Sanjay Arora in 2009, Zen Tech is a Defence solution designing manufacturer. They are known for their Anti Drone System which has drone detection, Classification, and tracking on passive surveillance, camera sensors, and neutralization of the threat through jamming the Drone communication.

Drones’ applications in industrial inspection, package delivery, and agriculture are growing tremendously. The importance of technological advancements in this sector is rapidly increasing as well. With the help of India’s top 10 drone manufacturing companies, we expect to reach great heights and assert our nation as the home of the biggest drone manufacturers in the world.

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