26 Feb '18, 5pm

India flight-tests Rustom-2 UAV in user configuration

India’s state-run Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight-tested its indigenously designed Rustom-2 medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in user configuration on 25 February. The platform took off from the DRDO’s Aeronautical Test Range (ATR) at Chalakere in Chitradurga using a “high power engine”, the government’s Press Information Bureau (PIB) said in a statement. The 9.5 m-long UAV, which has a wingspan of 20.6 m, can carry an assortment of payloads to conduct intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) missions. These include medium- and long-range electrooptic systems, a synthetic aperture radar, electronic and communication intelligence systems, and situational awareness payloads. India’s DRDO successfully flight-tested its indigenously designed Rustom-2 MALE UAV in user configuration on 2...

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