Bangla Hunt Desk: On Friday, DRDO conducted successful flight testing of the indigenous prototype drone Rustom-2. At Chitradurga in Karnataka, Rustam-2 flew at an altitude of 16,000 feet for eight hours. The prototype will be built by the end of this year at an altitude of 26,000 feet and will fly in the sky for 18 hours. DRDO has built these drones to assist the army. These drones will be used to search for enemies, keep an eye on them, target them and use them for signal intelligence. This is how America uses drones to attack. Earlier, its trial failed in September 2019. The drone crashed during the trial at Chitradurga.
The DRDO hopes that Rustam II will be able to compete with the Israeli Heron Unmanned Aerial Vehicle used by the Indian Air Force and Navy. The Rustam II program was launched after the Chinese military attempted to occupy Indian territory in Ladakh on the basis of a 1959 cartographic claim to the Line of Control. The PLA has a Wing Lung-2 armored drone. China has donated four of these drones to Pakistan for the protection of the CPEC Financial Corridor and the Port of Gwadar.
However, Rustam-2 still has to go through several trials before joining the Indian Army. The Defense Ministry is currently in talks with the Israeli aerospace company to upgrade the Heron drone and make it suitable for missiles and laser-guided bombs to hit targets from the air to the ground.
Let me tell you, yesterday DRDO made history once again. The DRDO on Friday successfully tested an anti-radiation missile “Rudram” from a Sukhoi fighter jet. This missile was developed by DRDO. According to the DRDO, ‘Rudram is the first indigenous anti-radiation missile in the country to be built for the Indian Air Force, developed by the DRDO. The missile has been attached to the Sukhoi SU-30MKI fighter jet as a launch platform, and has a range of capabilities depending on the launch conditions. “
& # 039; Rudram & # 039; is the country’s first indigenous Anti Radiation missile for Indian Air Force that has been developed by DRDO. The missile is integrated on Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter aircraft as launch platform, having capability of varying ranges based on launch conditions: DRDO https://t.co/tVJIikeSEp
– ANI ()ANI) October 9, 2020
The DRDO added, ‘It has INS-GPS navigation with a passive homing head for final attack. Rudram radiation hit the target pinpoint accurately. Passive Homing Heads are capable of target identification, classification, and entanglement with a wide band.
It is the first missile made in India that can be fired from any height. The missile is capable of capturing any type of signal and radiation. At the same time, it can bring the missile on its own radar and destroy any missile. The missile is currently undergoing development tests.
The missile will be used in Sukhoi and domestic aircraft Tejas soon after the trial. On Monday, the DRDO successfully tested the supersonic missile Torpedo (Smart). It was tested by DRDO in the coastal region of Orissa.