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DRDO's UCAV Rustom-2 flies for the first time

Rustom-2 or R2 "met all the expectations" during the first flight.


DRDO's UCAV Rustom-2 flies for the first time

Bengaluru: Rustom-2, the indigenously developed Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV), completed its first flight at Challakere in Chitradurga, about 200 km from here, on Wednesday morning.

The drone in the medium-altitude, long endurance (MALE) category was undergoing tests at the DRDO’s new campus for the past few months.

DRDO chairman S Christopher had on Monday reviewed the flights at the site.

The Times of India quoted sources in the Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), which developed the vehicle, as saying that Rustom-2 or R2 "met all the expectations" during the first flight.

As per the developers, Rustom-2 has a wingspan of over 20m and an endurance of 24-30 hours.

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