Tata Steel has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Bangalore based startup providing drone solutions Aarav Unmanned Systems for effective mine management. The primary goal of this collaboration is to jointly develop and offer sustainable & end-to-end integrated solutions that will focus on the efficiency, safety, and productivity of open cast mining operations. Tata Steel will also work jointly with Aarav Unmanned Systems to provide exclusive drone-based solutions including mine analytics and geo-technical mapping, to Tata Steel group companies across various stocks and mining locations in India.Tata Steel, a mining major, had charted out its vision a couple of years ago to become a leading player in digitalizing its mining operations across the value chain. Digitalization enables the development of targeted strategies using real-time data and data analytics, provides visualization and decision matrix tools to predict failure, helps in optimization of scheduling and material flow, and improves the capability of beneficiation plants through online monitoring of quality data. It also helps in improving productivity through real time monitoring of equipment, plant and operator performance and sweating of capital-intensive mining equipment.Aarav Unmanned Systems has been working closely with the steel sector behemoth to provide state-of-the-art drone technology to modernize its mining operations. The latest contract will focus on using remote mine monitoring to improve efficiency, safety, and productivity of the mines.Aarav Unmanned Systems has been leading the drone technology evolution in India for commercial application since its inception at IIT Kanpur in the year 2013. AUS was the first start-up to build and deploy PPK GPS-based Survey grade fully autonomous drones in India. AUS is also the first company to get a small category drone certified by DGCA. Apart from pushing the technology benchmarks and boundaries for enterprise-grade drones, Aarav Unmanned Systems has intensively worked on data collection, processing, and analytics techniques to increase the meaningful impact and value addition of the data collected by the survey-grade drones. Aarav Unmanned Systems is backed by some of the well-known early-stage deep tech investors like the Auxano Capital, KARSEMVEN fund, StartupXseed Ventures, 3one4 Capital, GrowX ventures, 500 Durians, and Ashok Atluri (MD of Zen Technologies), etc.