Friday, July 06, 2012

Mission Requirements Of India's Rustom-2 UAV

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The Rustom-2, India's Predator-like long endurance hunter-killer drone effort, under the Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), is set to begin flight testing in February 2014. This official slide here throws more light on the platform's intended capabilities, including extended loiter. It's also the first that depicts the Rustom-2 in its stated role as a strike platform.

ADE chief P.S. Krishnan recently told reporters that ten Rustom-2 platforms were being built on order at a cost of approximately $350-million.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Global Hawk costs. I wonder which PSU CEO is making hay in the sunshine this time. I know this is a test system, but if the equipment is indigenous, it should not so expensive. Someone should follow ISRO's lead in innovation and professionalism.

Anonymous said...

Enemy solders are green dressed ;-)

abhi said...

Looks very much like IAI Eitan, will be between Predator and Eitan with ISR capabilities of Heron. Hopefully this project will not get delayed. Getting Indian pvt. sectors like Punj LLoyd and Tata Elexi will be a great idea.

Elango said...

It shld b better than u.s. Drones.

Mr. Ra said...

Whenever it comes out, it will be great.