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Navy develops air evacuation pods

Date: 15 April 2020 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • The Naval Aircraft Yard (Kochi) under the Southern Naval Command has indigenously designed and fabricated an Air Evacuation Pod (AEP) for safe evacuation of COVID-19 patients from ships and islands in a fully sealed patient transfer capsule so as to avoid the risk of infection to pilots and evacuation team.
  • The pod was designed under the guidance of the principal medical officer of Naval Air Station Garuda in consultation with specialists from naval hospital Sanjivani and the command headquarters.
  • It is made of aluminium, rubber and perspex. Trials were undertaken on April 8 on board an Advanced Light Helicopter and Dornier aircraft.