DRDO successfully test-fired RUSTOM II – Indigenously developed Drone

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DRDO successfully test-fired RUSTOM II - Indigenously developed Drone
DRDO successfully test-fired RUSTOM II - Indigenously developed Drone

DRDO successfully test-fired RUSTOM II – Indigenously developed Drone. The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) which is an agency under the Department of Defence Research and Development in Ministry of Defence has test-fired indigenously developed Drone RUSTOM II in Karnataka.

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Significance:

  • The Rustom 2 is a surveillance Drone.
  • During the test flight it achieved eight hours of flying at an altitude of 16000 feet.
  • The capability of the Drone is to be increased to a height of 26000 feet and fly for 18 hours.
  • The DRDO is developing Rustom-II drone to match the specifications of the Israeli Heron unmanned aerial vehicle which is already being used by the Indian Air Force (IAF) and Indian Navy.
  • The drone is expected to achieve 18 hours of continued flying at a height of 26,000 feet by the end of 2020 itself.

About DRDO:

  • Founded: 1958
  • Headquarters: New Delhi

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