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Security bolstered at KKNPP

Security at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) site, which is under 4-tier security cover ever since the first reactor was loaded with enriched uranium fuel, has been further bolstered by introducing an unmanned aerial vehicle, as has been done around the nuclear installation at Kalpakkam.

An-hour-long test flight of the UAV was monitored by Additional Director-General of Police, Coastal Security Group, C. Sylendra Babu and Site Director, KKNPP, R.S. Sundar on Wednesday.

The UAV, which will be stationed at KKNPP site, will fly continuously for about 60 minutes with still and live cameras onboard and reach an altitude of 500 meters from where it can monitor the movement of any object in the surroundings.

“The powerful cameras of this UAV can capture the movement of any object or vehicle at a distance of 12 km from the KKNPP site. As the live cameras would relay the visuals immediately to the laptop tracking the flying machine, appropriate decisions can be taken immediately. No suspicious movement around the nuclear installation can escape the electronic eyes,” said a senior officer of KKNPP, who was also present during the test flight, which reportedly yielded satisfactory results. Mr. Sylendra Babu also had a discussion with Mr. Sundar and other officials on strengthening the security further.



“Powerful cameras of this UAV can capture the movement of any object or vehicle at a distance of 12 km from the KKNPP site”



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