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.