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To comply with NPNT, how many software’s & hardware’s do you need for flying a drone?

DGCA (Director General of Civil Aviation) has defined a NPNT i.e. No Permission No Take-off as mandatory compliance for all RPA in India. One of the fantastic architectural concepts of NPNT framework is capability of RPA to take permission in digital format using digital certificate keys. Digital certificate is used for securing data between Digital Sky and RPA. The digital certificate is used to sign the data and then encrypt/decrypt the data. This end to end secure communication of data

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Can NPNT solution be a onetime solution?…Definitely Not!

NPNT or No Permission No Take-off is a mandatory compliance for all RPA’s in India defined by DGCA. This initiative to safeguard the skies is considered bold but an essential step, which has also been appreciated authorities from across the globe. It’s essential from a national security standpoint! Therefore different players from the Indian drone eco-system are trying to meet the compliance needs with the help of RFM providers in India. Use of digital certificate in NPNT process makes the

What is the Difference between Hardware & Software NPNT Solution & their impact on flight performance?

DGCA (Director General of Civil Aviation) has defined a NPNT i.e. No Permission No Take-off as mandatory compliance for all RPA in India. One of the fantastic architectural concepts of NPNT framework is capability of RPA to take permission in digital format using digital certificate keys. The Digital Sky and RPA requires an active Digital certificate for data security. The digital certificate is used to sign the data and encrypt/decrypt it. This end-to-end secure communication of data is meant to

What is an RFM Provider and its role in NPNT?

The definition of an RFM (Registered Flight Module) provider can be found in DGCA guidance manual in section #1.3 at page #34. As per DGCA, Registered Flight Module Provider is used to refer an RPAS manufacturer or any agency who has partnered with the drone manufacturer to manage digital certificates and related software/security aspects of the registered flight module. Let’s understand it in detail. A primary and the most critical role in NPNT is of the RFM provider.

Is NPNT Compliance a Burden? Think Again…

DGCA (Director General of Civil Aviation) has defined NPNT i.e. No Permission No Take-off as a mandatory compliance for all RPA’s in India. As part of this compliance, the RPA must seek permission from the Digital Sky platform for each flight before take-off.  The permission is granted in the form of Permission Artefact (PA) from the Digital Sky platform. Primarily, NPNT has following three functions. Permission Control – As part of Permission Artefact, the RPA gets geo-fence within which the RPA must