Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has undertaken several Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) projects like:- Indigenous development of Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAV & Development of Aeronauical Test Range at Chitradurga (Rustom-II). UAV Nishant. Wheeled version of Nishant UAV Panchi. Lead in Project for Development of Naval Rotary Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (NRUAV). Technology Initiative for the development of MALE UAV (Rustom-I). Nishant UAVs are useful for reconnaissance and monitoring of Naxal / terrorist infested areas. The same was demonstrated (Nishant-UAV) to CRPF at Jagdalpur, Chattisgarh in February 2015. A 2 Kg class vehicle developed by DRDO was demonstrated to various security agencies, like Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), National Security Guard (NSG), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP). These vehicles have been appreciated by them for internal security. This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Smt Kamla Devi Paatle in Lok Sabha today.