DRDO develops unmanned vehicle for operations in Himalayan regions
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Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has developed an unmanned aerial vehicle with the aim of targeting logistics operations on the Himalayan border.
An overview of the news
This aircraft has been displayed by DRDO at the 108th Indian Science Congress held in Nagpur, Maharashtra.
This UAV can fly with a load of 5 to 25 kg. and is also capable of dropping bombs in enemy territory.
The aircraft can conduct autonomous missions within a radius of five kilometres and automatically return to the origin after delivering the cargo to the designated location.
This UAV is equipped with landing accuracy as well as ground vehicle follow mode and modular design, due to which this UAV can prove to be very useful during the war.
This multi-copter payload has been successfully tested by DRDO at an altitude of 14 thousand feet in Sikkim. After two more trials, this UAV will be inducted into the Armed Forces.
Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO)
It is a premier defence research and development agency under the Ministry of Defence, Government of India.
It aims to make India self-reliant in critical defence technology and systems.
It was established in 1958.
Headquarters - New Delhi
Chairman - Sameer V Kamath
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