Mr. Wing Commander S Somasundaram
Achiever's Success Story
Trailblazing the Skies with Innovative Drone Technology
Wing Commander S Somasundaram (Retd), a distinguished aviation engineer and Founder of Krushaka Drones Pvt Ltd, is revolutionizing the drone technology landscape. With a stellar 22-year career in the Indian Air Force, specializing in aircraft like the MiG 21 and cutting-edge systems such as Unmanned Ariel Vehicles, Electronic Warfare Equipment, Cybersecurity, and Avionics Integration, his expertise is unparalleled.
Transitioning from military service to entrepreneurship, Somasundaram has steered three successful startups over eight years. His groundbreaking work includes the design of India’s premier indigenous tethered drone, documented in a patented intrusion detection system. He’s the mastermind behind drones catering to videography, logistics, cargo, and agriculture.
His educational journey, spanning Electronics Engineering, Computer Science, and Aeronautical Engineering, laid the groundwork for his illustrious career. Training in Israel honed his skills with UAVs, while his tenure at the Software Development Institute contributed significantly to Indian fighter aircraft systems integration.
Recognitions adorn Somasundaram’s career, including the prestigious “Fellow” title from the Institution of Engineers, India. His company earned accolades as one of the “20 Best Companies to Watch” in 2021 by CEO Magazine. Further, it clinched the “Best Security Solutions & Tethered Drone Manufacturer 2022 – India” award from APAC Insider, UK.
Krushaka Drones Pvt Ltd’s contributions are significant, supplying intrusion detection solutions to the Indian Army for campus security and tethered drones to the Indian Navy. Their fisheries department solution ensures real-time monitoring of fishermen at sea, alerting them of adverse weather conditions and unauthorized ventures into international waters.
Beyond his entrepreneurial feats, Somasundaram is pivotal in India’s drone industry, evaluating drone certifications and holds DGCA qualifications as a drone pilot. His multifaceted persona extends to a passionate traveler.
Somasundaram’s journey exemplifies pioneering spirit and technological innovation, marking him as a trailblazer in the dynamic realm of drone technology.