Rustom UAV Entered Next Phase of Development

Rustom UAV Entered Next Phase of Development. India has made a successful flight of the Rustom II UAV in a configuration that will be used by the country's army.

The flight took place on February 25 in the test field of the Defense Development Organization (DRDO) in the central Indian district of Chitradurga.

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Rustom UAV Entered Next Phase of Development, pic : Rustom II UAV

The flight was remarkable as the plane flew with more powerful engines, in an end user configuration. "All the parameters were normal," says the DRDO.

Originally developed, the Rustom II made its first flight in November 2016.

Promoted as a "new era" for India in its UAV development, the program is expected to result in a medium-altitude, long-duration unmanned system with a 24-hour resistance.

The DRDO renamed it Tapas 201, but still refers to it being the Rustom II in communications. It is expected that the three branches of the Indian military operate the type.