Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Sunday was able to successfully test fly its Rustom 2 at its Aeronautical Test Range at Chalakere which is situated in Chitradurga district of Karnataka. Rustom 2 is a RA medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle, and has been manufactured by India, and has similarities with the the American Predator drones. Rustom 2 has very specific and athletic abilities, as it can fly for 24 hours and is also capable for long surveillance and can also keep weapons and surveillance materials. All the parameters regarding the test were normal, hence the test was branded as being successful.
As the DRDO release statement said, “‘This flight assumes significance due to the fact that this is the first flight in user configuration with higher power engine. All parameters were normal.”
Secretary Department of Defence (R&D) & Chairman DRDO Dr S Christopher, Director General of Aeronautical System Dr CP Ramanarayanan, DG Electronics & Communication Systems Ms J Manjula and other scientists whi had been related to the project, oversaw the flight and celebrated it’s success. This is another example of the swiftly developing power of the country under the Modi rule, and whose various pronouncements of Make in India are finally giving way to very admirable results. Rustom-1 had been launched seven years ago. People on the social media have congratulated the team for their harf work and for a perfect success of the drone which is going to be very helpful for the country.