The maiden flight of Rustom II, a medium altitude long endurance Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle, has been scheduled for February 2014.
Speaking to Deccan Herald on the sidelines of an event here, ADE?Director P?S?Krishnan said:?“The first flight of Rustom II will be in February 2014 and we are confident that it will meet all the parameters.”
The aircraft, which is named after Professor Rustom B Damania of the Indian Institute of Science, is being developed by the ADE in Bangalore, which is part of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
Equipped with contemporary technology, Rustom II will have an endurance level of 24 to 30 hours, he explains.
The first version of Rustom had an endurance of 12 to 15 hours, which has been drastically improved.
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