DRDO Successfully Tests Rudram Missile and Rustom 2 UAV
Defence Research Development Organisation successfully tested two of its new inventories, Rudram Anti Radiation Missile and Rustom 2 UAV within 3 days.
Rudram Anti-Radiation Missile
DRDO successfully test fired the new indigenous Anti Radiation Missile Rudram. The test fire was done from the Sukhoi 30 MKI Multirole Fighter Jet. The test fire was conducted off the coast of Odisha near the Wheeler Island. The Rudram missile is designed and developed of the Indian Air Force. The Missile will be integrated soon in the Sukhoi 30 MKI fighter.
What is an Anti Radiation Missile?
The missile designed to hit the targets like enemy radars, Radio stations and Communication centres. These are the Passive Radar homing missiles. The Anti Radiation missiles detect the light and Radio signals and locks itself on source of these signals. The missile has a receiver which detects the signal and navigates itself through GPS to the Enemy targets.
DRDL, a laboratory of DRDO located at Hyderabad developed this missile with partnership with other Agencies and private sector companies.
Rustom 2 UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle)
DRDO successfully tested the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Rustom 2 on 9 October 2020. The successful test flight was conducted at the Challakere Aeronautical Test Range in Chitradugra district, Karnataka. The Rustom 2 which is the medium endurance UAV developed by DRDO achieved the success by flying for 8 hours at an altitude 16000 ft.
According to DRDO, the Rustom 2 UAV is capable of carrying various payloads according to mission Objectives. The Rustom 2 UAV includes Electronic intelligence systems, Synthetic aperture radar and High magnification camera.
Congratulations to DRDO, National Aerospace Laboratory, Aeronautical Development Establishment and other agencies/private companies for achieving this milestone.
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