PUNE: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Friday said the Rustom-2 drone would be ready for use in two years. India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted the first flight of a prototype of Rustom-II (Tapas ) medium-altitude. India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation successfully completed the test flight of its Rustom 2 drone at the Aeronautical Test.

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Archived from the original on 14 May But its potential as an armed UAV is beyond doubt. Sivathanu Pillai W Selvamurthy V.

Defence Research and Development Rushom. Rustom 2 is being developed on the lines of predator srdo of the US to carry out surveillance and reconnaissance ISR roles ddrdo the armed forces with an endurance of 24 hours, officials said. Discuss Proposed since February HAL who could handle the avionics and possible armaments. On paper, the Rustom II manages an impressive 35 hours of operational flying time. This was the first flight of the UAV in user configuration with higher power engine.

Origins of the program date back to initiatives undertaken in the s and s which have since resulted in a flyable prototype achieving first flight on November 11th, Electronic warfare Samyukta Tarang. Company Corporate Trends Deals. This will alert our moderators to take action Name Reason for reporting: Find this comment offensive? Foul language Slanderous Inciting hatred against a certain community Others.

DRDO successfully carries out test flight of Rustom-2 drone

Retrieved 9 March The Xrdo features a maximum speed value of miles per hour with a range out to miles Rustom-I and Rustom-H. This entry’s maximum listed speed mph.

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February – The Rustom-2 product was successfully flown in a production-quality form on February 25th. Views Read Edit View history.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The Rustom II uses tricycle pattern retractable landing gear, although the frontal gear appears inconveniently close to the FLIR camera. Your Reason has been Reported ddrdo the admin. Archived from the original on 5 June This flight rustoom significance due to the fact that this is the first flight in user configuration with higher power engine,” a statement read. Images marked with “www.

In this partnership was scrapped to create opportunities for other industry players in local defense and aerospace. This is because of the fact that the chosen PADP will also have a financial stake in the Rustom project. Areas covered include general ratings, speed assessments, and relative ranges based on distances between major cities.

Will be displayed Will not be displayed Will be displayed. DRDO will follow a practice of concurrent engineering where initial drdp efforts also take into consideration production issues, with the production agency participating in the development of the system right from ruston design stage.

Drag according to your convenience. Exactly how Rustom II carries, flies, and launches its weapons have yet to be determined.

The Rustom-I will operate at altitudes of up to 26, feet while the Rustom-H will operate closer to 35, feet. It can reportedly lift more than pounds of cargo.


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Its layout is conventional. Power is served through an American Lycoming O series 4-cylinder engine of horsepower. At present, the Rustom II has just finished its pre-flight trials in early The Future of Air Wars”. Outwardly, the Rustom prototype shares an appearance not unlike a Burt Rutan light aircraft design. Rustom to lock horns with Mantis, Herti. Mahalingam Keshav Dattatreya Nayak. The second “maiden” flight took place on 15 Oct Archived from the original on 30 July Graph average of International Business World News.

With the dimensions of a small turbo-prop plane, including a 70 foot wingspan, the Rustom is deployed from either runways or airstrips. November The Rustom-2 has completed its first-flight November 17th. Despite being one of the largest if not THE largest customer of military purchases in the world, the Indian military-industrial complex has been hard at work at developing internal solutions to promote a more self-reliant Indian military inventory.

The Rustom-H shares a wholly different physical configuration than the Rustom-I prototype as it sports mid-set, straight main wing appendages, a bulbous nose section ala the Northrop Grumman Global Hawka retractable, three-legged undercarriage and a tapering empennage.

The UAV has an endurance of 24 hours and is similar to the American predator series of drones.