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India develops Ghatak stealth drone

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Ghatak is the most anticipated and first in stories India is a stealth unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) developed by specialists from this South Asian country. Various organizations throughout India are involved in its creation, including the Indian Institute of Technology IIT-Kanpur, located in Kanpur.


The Indian edition of Alpha Defense tells about it.

A 1: 1 scale model of the vehicle is currently being developed, and soon Ghatak will make its first flight. It is noted that the UAV has a flying wing design, which to some extent complicates its control. To make it easier to control the device, the Indian Aviation Development Agency ADA is going to apply the principle of thrust vector control. This technology was developed jointly by ADA and IIT-Kanpur. It is based on transverse jet injection in a converging nozzle with a stern platform.

The thrust vectoring technology will make it easier for the Ghatak to change direction. Working on the project, scientists from the two institutions conducted joint trials in 2017 to create a thrust vectorization in the yaw direction with injection into a convergent nozzle with an elliptical exit and using a triangular-shaped aft platform, as reported by the specialized portal Science Direct.

India is developing the Ghatak autonomous stealth drone for its Air Force. It is designed for reconnaissance missions, but can also perform strike functions with missiles, bombs and precision-guided ammunition.

There is no talk in India yet about when such a UAV will take off.
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  1. Guru
    Guru 9 February 2021 12: 08
    +8
    India develops Ghatak stealth drone
    Now, probably only Gabon is not developing drones. laughing
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 9 February 2021 12: 15
      +7
      The Indians swung at the most difficult option: a flying wing without mechanical
      slats and flaps.
      This will be the scheme of the new American bomber-strategist B-21.
      Which still exists in the form of two prototypes.
      1. Intruder
        Intruder 9 February 2021 20: 48
        +2
        The Indians swung at the most difficult option: a flying wing without mechanical
        slats and flaps.
        hmm, well, they did vimanas in the last millennium !? laughing and also without mechanization and aerodynamic surfaces in general, apparently decided to follow the path of distant ancestors ...
    2. Sidor Amenpodestovich
      Sidor Amenpodestovich 9 February 2021 12: 15
      -9
      Quote: Guru
      Now, probably only Gabon is not developing drones.

      And moreover, every single one has already overtaken Russia forever in this, because the regime.
      1. The comment was deleted.
        1. Sidor Amenpodestovich
          Sidor Amenpodestovich 9 February 2021 13: 30
          -4
          Quote: Winnie76
          Well yes. In India there is a model, and in Russia the Hunter has been flying for a long time. Overtaken)))) Forever)))))
          Amenpodestovich, you are simply the king of comments. I envy)))

          And I was still thinking, to sculpt "(srkzm)" or not? I decided that and so, well, it is clear that (srkzm). Obviously not clear. That is, it is clear to someone, but it is obvious that not to everyone.
          1. Winnie76
            Winnie76 9 February 2021 13: 31
            +1
            I beg your pardon. Thought Israeli propaganda
            1. Sidor Amenpodestovich
              Sidor Amenpodestovich 9 February 2021 13: 33
              -2
              Quote: Winnie76
              Thought Israeli propaganda

              Israeli propaganda - at least the local representatives - are not capable of sarcasm.
    3. NDR-791
      NDR-791 9 February 2021 12: 18
      +5
      transverse jet injection into a converging nozzle with a stern platform.
      Was it our rocket technology that was converted into an aircraft engine?


      At the second and third stages of the "Start-1" LV, devices for gas injection into the supercritical part of the nozzle (gas-dynamic deflection of the jet) are used as controls
      Scheme of gas-dynamic jet deflection Gas-dynamic jet deflection is possible by introducing a gas or an evaporating liquid and the supersonic part of the nozzle. The injected working fluid deflects the gas flow by an oblique shock wave formed in the nozzle, behind which there is a region of increased pressure that captures a certain sector of the inner surface of the nozzle. Typically, four leads are evenly spaced around the circumference. In this case, the lateral force appears due to the difference in pressure on diametrically opposite sections of the inner surface of the nozzle.
    4. Vladimir_2U
      Vladimir_2U 9 February 2021 12: 21
      +13
      Quote: Guru
      Now, probably only Gabon does not develop drones

      Pfft, I don't know about Gabon, but Ghana is already marching in exoskeletons! That there are drones, ugh! laughing
      1. Dodikson
        Dodikson 9 February 2021 12: 43
        0
        like it was Nigeria.
      2. Ryaruav
        Ryaruav 9 February 2021 18: 00
        +1
        and in the background is it not a case borrowed from the outskirts?
      3. Intruder
        Intruder 9 February 2021 20: 53
        +1
        but Ghana is already marching in exoskeletons! That there are drones, ugh!
        shamans of the Voodoo cult, so generally without any of these very exoskeletons and drones, can massively infuse spirits into the bodies of enemies remotely ... fellow
  2. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U 9 February 2021 12: 15
    +7
    Krasii-willow, almost like "Arjun"! lol
    1. mojohed2012
      mojohed2012 9 February 2021 12: 16
      +6
      India developed and developed but underdeveloped.
      It is clear from their development of small arms.
  3. kit88
    kit88 9 February 2021 12: 17
    +9
    Is he the size of a kitchen table, or what?
  4. V1er
    V1er 9 February 2021 12: 38
    +1
    Will he sing and dance?)
  5. rocket757
    rocket757 9 February 2021 12: 41
    +3
    Then they will buy it at the "bazaar", not the first time.
  6. Pashhenko Nikolay
    Pashhenko Nikolay 9 February 2021 18: 07
    +1
    A new participant joined the race of military models.
  7. Voltsky
    Voltsky 9 February 2021 18: 14
    +2
    where is the Zin engine ?!
    1. Intruder
      Intruder 9 February 2021 20: 57
      +2
      where is the Zin engine ?!
      why would he stealth! ??? Even more inconspicuous without an engine, in any range, no heat, no ultraviolet radiation, the EPR of the nozzle is near zero (there is none at all ... wink ), noisiness in the same place and no fuel is needed, continuous savings and the "green" are happy, by the way, the design is well-known and worked out to the utmost - a glider-soar !!! laughing
      1. Voltsky
        Voltsky 9 February 2021 21: 17
        +1
        here I am about the same thing, that they are carrying this cruel nonsense ... Where is the engine on which they are going to work out this technology, I am more than sure that not everyone is suitable for this.
        These are children's fantasies, in style I will grow up and become a queen.
        1. Intruder
          Intruder 10 February 2021 09: 57
          0
          These are children's fantasies, in style I will grow up and become a queen.
          very stupid children, who were not told by their parents that in order to become a queen, first you have to be born in the royal family ... wink
    2. Revolver
      Revolver 9 February 2021 23: 00
      +1
      Quote: Voletsky
      where is the Zin engine ?!

      So he is inconspicuous! Those. many have heard about it, only a few have seen the model, and no one has ever seen a working model and most likely will not see it. wassat
  8. Adimius38
    Adimius38 9 February 2021 18: 27
    -3
    EVERYONE builds stealth, but to be honest, our hunter is far from stealth
    1. Voltsky
      Voltsky 9 February 2021 20: 40
      0
      how do you know ?!
  9. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 9 February 2021 18: 35
    +2
    Hindu programmers will soon surpass usseh laughingIndians are not even able to manufacture AK
  10. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 9 February 2021 18: 43
    +3
    A real combat UAV is an ICBM.  laughing
  11. Victor Tsenin
    Victor Tsenin 9 February 2021 20: 40
    0
    > A 1: 1 scale model of the vehicle is currently under development and the Ghatak will soon make its maiden flight.
    The beginning does not fit with the ending at all, I want to note)

    > India is not yet talking about when such a UAV will take off.
    But this is closer to reality, I suppose, when the dancing ends and the incense goes out.
  12. Magmax
    Magmax 9 February 2021 23: 01
    0
    Everybody is developing drones because they are the future.