Naval Fleet Review LIVE with Doordarshan

Doordarshan has come up with several innovations to undertake one of the most challenging coverage of the Presidential review of the Indian Navy’s fleet on February 21.

President Ram Nath Kovind will review the Indian Navy’s fleet at a ceremonial event at Visakhapatnam on February 21, 2022. The event will witness the participation of nearly 60 vessels of the Navy, including ships from Indian Coast Guard and Indian Merchant Marine, aircrafts from the Navy and the Coast Guard. The Review also commemorates the 75th year of Independence with the theme ‘Indian Navy – 75 years in Service of the Nation’.

Doordarshan’s coverage of Presidential Fleet Review this year will register many firsts to its credit as it includes vast array of multi-camera set up on land and water with at least 30 cameras including Drones with special lenses being used to streamline the broadcast from land and sea while ensuring seamless connectivity.

Various elements of the Fleet Review comprises of anchorage, a steam past in a mobile column, a fly past and parade of sails, different formations of large columns of vessels etc. All of this will be captured by DD Cameras deployed on land and sea.

Doordarshan and All India Radio have been preparing for this mega coverage since October 2021. Teams have done extensive site surveys, carried out extensive recce around the venue prior to final deployment on land and sea.

Multi-camera set up includes beautiful special vantage points on the hills, high rise buildings and near the shorelines of Visakhapatnam. DD crew has been positioned on 5 such critical points to provide Live visuals. The entire coverage will be in High Definition format.

Grappling with challenging environment at the sea, team of DD Engineers by identifying multiple and critical camera positions will bring to life the Indian Navy’s full might and prowess. On 5 ships, DD Crew has been deployed to provide Live shots of the President’s Yacht during the ceremony. Drones, Backpacks, Wireless, signal streaming and satellite uplinks are being done at the Sea to ensure the seamless live broadcast of the prestigious event.

On President’s yacht, High Definition camcorders and PTZ cameras have been deployed. To enhance Viewers’ experience, specialized lenses and state of the art high resolution PTZ cameras have been installed.

The grand stand Master control room has been set up at All India Radio Visakhapatnam. The grand stand will receive all the camera sources from the Land and the Sea using RF, backpacks, data links and satellite down-linking.

The High Definition visuals will be made more engaging through graphics and battery of professional commentators who will be elaborating upon every detail in Hindi and English as the event unfolds, from AIR control Room.

Uninterrupted Live coverage running into almost 3 hours will be broadcast on DD National, DD News, DD India and multiple regional channels of DD, starting from 8.30 AM on February 21 till the end of the events. The entire coverage will also be available through live-streaming on our YouTube platforms.


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AVTA to expand its fleet of BYD electric buses

BYD announced it will build eight K9M battery-electric 40-foot buses for the Antelope Valley Transit Authority, expanding the largest all-electric bus fleet in the nation.

AVTA, which serves northern Los Angeles County and portions of southern Kern County, was the first transit agency in North America to go 100% battery-electric. Since making the decision to go all-electric in 2016, AVTA has put 65 BYD zero-emission buses into revenue service.

“By combining groundbreaking BYD electric bus technology with wireless inductive charging technology, AVTA’s innovative bus project is the first of its kind in the nation,” said Marvin Crist, AVTA’s board chairman and Vice Mayor of the City of Lancaster. “AVTA’s zero-emission fleet, the first in the nation, accumulated six million service miles, saving 1.5 million gallons of diesel fuel and cutting 35.6 million pounds of CO2 and 112,000 pounds of particulate matter.”

The battery-electric, zero-emission K9M has 37+1 seats, a range of 155 miles, and can be rapidly charged in 2 to 3 hours.

“We are excited to be able to make this announcement during the annual APTA conference in Orlando. BYD is proud to partner with AVTA, a pioneer in battery-electric bus transportation in the United States,” said Patrick Duan, BYD North America Senior Vice President. “The AVTA continues to shows transit agencies throughout California and the rest of the transportation industry how to transition from fossil fuels to zero-emission technology. These battery-electric buses will help keep Southern California’s air clean and at the same time provide customers with a quiet, comfortable ride.”

AVTA is buying the K9Ms through a State of Georgia statewide contract, which benefits local governments and transit agencies through the convenience and competitive pricing of pre-established contracts. BYD has also been selected as a vendor for transit buses and motor coaches in statewide contracts for California and New Mexico.

Visit BYD at Booth 3553 at APTA’s TRANSform Expo at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.  BYD showcasing six of its innovative and technologically superior American-Made battery electric buses at the expo: the 30-foot K7M-ER, the 35-foot K8M, the 40-foot K9M, and the 60-foot articulated K11M. Also on display are two BYD battery-electric motorcoach models, the 35-foot, double-deck C8MS and the 45-foot C10M.

BYD will have sales people and technicians on hand to present the vehicles and answer questions

About BYD

 The Official Sponsor of Mother Nature™, BYD, which stands for Build Your Dreams, is the world’s leading electric vehicle company with proven innovative technology for cars, buses, trucks, forklifts, and rail systems – like SkyRail. BYD is dedicated to creating a truly zero-emission ecosystem offering technology for solar electricity generation, energy storage to save that electricity, and battery-electric vehicles powered by that clean energy. Globally, BYD is committed to corporate social responsibility, monitoring our supply chain in terms of human rights, environmental safety, hazardous substance control and intellectual property rights. We select only suppliers who share our commitment to labor practices, human rights standards and the environment.

BYD has 220,000 employees across the globe, including nearly 1,000 in North America. For more information, please visit or follow BYD on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

Corporate Fleet Services Guides Their Clients Through Used Jet Purchases

Corporate Fleet Services understands the complicated world of private aircraft sales and acquisitions and uses their experience to guide clients to find the jets for sale that meet their unique requirements. Purchasing a private aircraft is an investment. There are many considerations to ponder before pulling the trigger on transactions. While private aircraft acquisitions shouldn’t be taken lightly, CFS Jets makes the process hassle-free by guiding their clients through the entire process of used jet purchases. Insurance
CFS Jets advises their clients when it comes to finding appropriate insurance coverage. Using an experienced aviation underwriter can assist in this process and help clients compare and contrast policies. Overhauls
Purchasing used aircraft can be complicated. Sellers may mention overhauls, but brokers can help clients determine if the overhaul is worth it for the price. Major overhauls may even include the complete disassembly and inspection of private jets.Title
Private aircraft brokers can help clients conduct an in-depth review of title and liens by using their available resources as accredited dealers. It’s important that this title search is conducted before buyers move forward with purchases. About Corporate Fleet Services
Corporate Fleet Services, also known as CFS Jets, is an internationally recognized aircraft dealer known for streamlining private aircraft sales and acquisitions. No matter if their clients are looking for jets for sale or trying to put their private aircraft on the market, CFS Jets uses their strong connections and experience to ensure the complete satisfaction of all parties involved. As members of the International Aircraft Dealers Association, CFS Jets has been the preferred choice for aircraft sales since 1984. With an extensive inventory of jets for sale and a passion for luxury air travel, CFS Jets is ready to help their clients prepare for take-off. Visit to learn more about jets for sale!


ARS Truck & Fleet Service Partners With Salvation of Sorrows, A Compassionate Non-Profit

ARS Truck & Fleet Service and Delaware Truck Refinishers announced a new partnership with Salvation of Sorrows, a mobile barbershop bus. In January 2021, Salvation of Sorrows approached ARS Truck & Fleet Service requesting help for repairs needed on their vehicle. The bus enables Salvation of Sorrows to provide haircuts and dignity for the homeless and less fortunate, in addition to rebuild hope where it has been damaged or lost. ARS Truck & Fleet Service and Delaware Truck Refinishers donated money, labor, parts and services toward the needed repairs.
The inspiring work of Salvation of Sorrows resonated with ARS’s CEO and owner, Patrick Connell. He said, “I’m deeply passionate about the plight of combat veterans. We see tragically high rates of homelessness and suicide among veterans. The assimilation from active combat duty back into regular life is just too difficult. I may not be able to do anything about the challenges they face on the battlefield, but I can certainly work hard here at home to make sure they are appreciated, and their burdens as they transition home are a little less heavy. The veterans we’ve employed at ARS and Delaware Truck Refinishers have been some of the most hard-working, resilient employees, and I encourage all businesses to employ veterans.”
Haircuts are just one aspect of Salvation of Sorrows’ mission. The organization is compassionate about improving the lives of the less fortunate. Their focus is on community efforts, including small acts of kindness like food, haircuts, necessities, aid, community awareness, education and work opportunities. 
ARS Truck and Fleet Service and Delaware Truck Refinishers also supports Vet Fest, Wreaths Across America and have several veterans on staff. This is the first time they have worked with Salvation of Sorrows.