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Rustom-2 drone tested in India

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The Indian Ministry of Defense reports that the country has successfully tested an unmanned aerial vehicle Rustom-2. This UAV was developed by Indian specialists from the Organization for Defense Research and Development. Testing of the Indian-made UAVs at the Karnataka state test site (southwest of the country).


Published information about some of the characteristics of the UAV Rustom-2. It is known that the autonomy of flight is up to 24 hours. The maximum flight altitude is 6700 m. At the same time, the speed that the device is able to develop in flight is up to 280 km / h. The main task is to conduct observations to collect data, including data on the positions of the enemy.

Rustom-2 drone tested in India


The direct developer of the Rustom-2 UAV is structurally part of the Defense Research and Development Organization ADE - Auronautical Development Establishment.

In the manufacturer's nomenclature, the UAV is denoted as TAPAS (TAPAS-BH-201). UAV development in India has been going on since 2009, when the American Predator model was taken as the basis.
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  1. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 26 February 2018 12: 36
    +1
    Hindus can develop anything ..... only as long as there is one result - they begin to purchase from foreign partners .. well, it’s not their hobby, to create weapons ....
    1. igorka357
      igorka357 26 February 2018 12: 39
      +1
      If we have pride in our weapons, and for the fact that we can create them, then others have pride in what they can buy from others ... such a consciousness in their heads!
      1. Shurik70
        Shurik70 26 February 2018 13: 19
        +2
        Rustom-2. Reconnaissance UAV, The cost of the entire project is 15 billion rupees ($ 296,05 million)
        Great, big target!

        ISIS shock-reconnaissance UAV assembled on the knee
        1. lance
          lance 26 February 2018 13: 52
          0
          such more than 30km will not fly
    2. Berber
      Berber 26 February 2018 12: 46
      +1
      They can do little with their hands, not just weapons. laughing
  2. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 26 February 2018 12: 43
    +6
    Already at the Indians! Where is ours?
    1. prosto_rgb
      prosto_rgb 26 February 2018 22: 04
      0
      Quote: KVU-NSVD
      Already at the Indians! Where is ours?

      He’s a reconnaissance officer, and there are several such variants in the Russian Federation
  3. san4es
    san4es 26 February 2018 12: 58
    +1
    Rustom-2 drone tested in India

  4. Romin
    Romin 27 February 2018 01: 18
    0
    For the tenth year, our gallant VKS uses the legendary invisible strike and reconnaissance-drone drones. This allowed our VKS in real time to monitor the situation on the theater of operations and launch missile and bomb strikes. Efficiency is high, safety for operators is absolute. Yes, we protect our pilots. Such a successful application of the latest invisible unmanned systems allows our country to be not only among the leaders of UAV operators, but also to look with confidence in the future. For unmanned systems- The future and it is not far off! Hooray comrades! Hurray to the military-technical, scientific and industrial potential of Russia ... PPC what a shame! For about 20 years, a frank chatter was heard from our military and political leadership about what was needed and now ...