The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has developed an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to carry out logistic operations in the Himalayan frontier. The DRDO-developed UAV is capable of flying in the Himalayan Environment with 5kg of payload and even dropping bombs in the areas required.
DRDO Develops Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for Operations in Himalayan Frontier- Key Points
- The UAV was displayed at the 108th Indian Science Congress by DRDO.
- The organization has carried out successful trials of the multi-copter conducted at Sikkim at an altitude of 14,000 feet.
- The UAV will be ready for induction into the Armed forces after two remaining trials.
- The UAV developed by DRDO has been developed with a payload capacity of 5 kg to 25 kg and it is working on increasing the capacity up to 30 kg.
- The Multi-copter can carry out the autonomous mission with waypoint navigation within up to a 5 km radius.
- It can also travel to a designated location in auto mode and release payload and return to the home location.
- It can be used to drop a bomb at an enemy site without any risk of human loss.
- The payload UAV can be helpful to drop medicines for soldiers deployed at high altitudes or war zones.
About Defence Research and Development Organization
The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) is the premier agency under the Department of Defence Research and Development in the Ministry of Defence of the Government of India. It was formed in 1958 by the merger of the Technical Development Establishment and the Directorate of Technical Development and Production of the Indian Ordinance Factories with the Defence Science Organization. Defence Research and Development Service (DRDS) was established in 1979 as a service of Group A officers under the administrative control of the Ministry of Defence.