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DRDO to Deliver Rustom-2 Drone System by 2020

Published on May 29, 2018
The Rustom-2 is an UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) system, indigenously developed by the DRDO. 

The initial test of the UAV recently got conducted at a test facility based in Chitradurga in Karnataka. Mr. S Christopher, the DRDO Chairman has declared in Pune that currently they are perfecting various systems to be mounted on the UAV and additionally, attempts will be made to enhance the altitude of the drone. With the current pace of development, it’s expected that by 2020, the drone system should be ready to deliver for the service of the nation.

Key Facts

The UAV system will cater to all three wings of the Indian Armed Forces. The system is primarily developed to cater to ISR (Intelligence, surveillance & reconnaissance) needs of the armed forces. The drone will be able to operate at an altitude of 22,000 feet & it’s its flight time is about 20 hours at a stretch, which makes it eligible to be called as long endurance UAV.
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