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India has got a major breakthrough in the development of unmanned fighter aircraft. DRDO successfully test-fired the first aircraft of the Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator on Friday. The specialty of this aircraft is that it can fly without a pilot. The entire work from takeoff to landing can be done without any help.
Successful test at the Aeronautical Test Range at Chitradurga
DRDO said in a statement that this test was successfully carried out on Friday at the Aeronautical Test Range in Chitradurga, Karnataka. Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is also known as Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator. At the same time, the Defense Ministry said that the aircraft operated in a completely autonomous mode. The aircraft made a successful flight which included take off, way point navigation and smooth touchdown. This aircraft is a milestone in the development of pilotless aircraft of the future. It is also an important step towards self-reliance.
#WATCH , In a major success towards developing unmanned combat aircraft, the maiden flight of the Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator was carried out successfully from the Aeronautical Test Range, Chitradurga, Karnataka today: DRDO officials pic.twitter.com/9PjX2dBkIr
— ANI (@ANI) July 1, 2022
DRDO said that the aircraft took off successfully. Carry out this test myself. This is a significant step towards self-reliance in strategic defense technologies. The aircraft has been designed and developed by the Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) based in Bangalore. ADE is a premier Research Laboratory under DRDO. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has also congratulated DRDO for this successful test.
Dhruv Space tests DSOD-1U on PSLV
The country’s space start-up Dhruv Space has successfully test-fired its ‘Satellite Orbital Deployer’ (DSOD-1U), giving a fillip to its plans to launch an indigenous satellite. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C-53 mission, which put three foreign satellites into orbit, has proved to be the test platform for Dhruv Space’s satellite DSOD-1U. DSOD-1U puts satellites on the launch vehicle and releases them (satellites) into orbit. The successful test of DSOD-1U has cleared the way for carrying out satellite missions Thaibolt-1 and Thaibolt-2 of Dhruv space by PSLV C-54. Sanjay Nekanti, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dhruv Space Pvt Ltd, said, “This is an important milestone for us before building a satellite for our customers.