Rustom-II, India’s indigenously developed long-endurance combat-capable drone successfully flew at the Aeronautical Test Range at Chalakere in Chitradurga district of Karnataka, the Indian Express has reported.
Rustom-II has been designed and developed by Aeronautical Development Establishment, the Bangalore-based lab of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle has the capability to fly for around 24 hours at a stretch. It is capable of carrying out Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance roles for the three armed forces while flying at 22,000 feet over hostile territory. It is 2.4 metres tall, has a wingspan of 20.6 metres and a length of 9.5 metres.
The test flight, conducted by the DRDO, comes seven years after the first flight of Rustom-I in 2009 at the Taneja Aerospace Air Field near Hosur.
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