Discussion in 'Indian Air Force' started by Kunal Biswas, Jan 2, 2015.
Its made by an Indian company, that company is in FB. Search it you might find it.
But isn't the reaper designed for high altitudes?
Rustom 2 is no doubt a UCAV but but is flying for first time. Let it fly properly and then, DRDO will look ahead for weapons and hardpoints.
Yup, Reaper is a HALE(High Altitude Long Endurance UCAV).
Rustom 2 is MALE(Medium Altitude Long Endurance)
Actually Rustom 2 is a UCAV variant of MALE UAV Rustom1.
A HALE UAV (High Altitude Long Endurance) Rustom-H is also under development.
UCAV variant of that will be awesome.
I just want to see faces of pakistanis. They have been jumping over their baby copies of Chinese CH3.
can anybody tag a pakistani here?
i thought rustom-1 is already flying with helina missiles.
rustom-1 has different design
rustom-ii is based on rustom-H
Why just they didn't go after single engine at back rather than two in the front?
It will save place and we can arm with missiles in place of engines
Single engine at back may save space for missiles right?
Its a male UAV for long distance and longer range with higher altitude and too with Weapons ..
@Kunal Biswas What kind of sensors and air to ground missiles will Rustom carry and what are counter measure for a electronic attack duriing a mission.
I cannot say much abt it as their is little information on net ..
What is this MALE mean?
Why can't some one copy reaper drone
MALE stands for Medium Altitude Long Endurance .Reaper was offered to India but was rejected on grounds that India was not given full access to it technology .Presently talks are on for Avenger but a full ToT is must for such a deal.
A medium-altitude long-endurance UAV (MALE UAV) is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that flies at an altitude window of 10,000 to 30,000 feet for extended durations of time, typically 24 to 48 hours.
There is no first flight of Rustom-2 for last 4 years.They are saying since 2012 that first flight will be done in next few month, now talking about Production
Rustom-II UAV to be tested in Chitradurga
@LETHALFORCE @tejas warrior @pmaitra
Wishing it not to miss deadline this time.
Hope Rustam 2 wont be just TD after our entry into MTCR. We have to test and deploy UCAV. Therefore all software and testings should be done in Rustam platforms.
Rustom-II UAV To Be Tested In Chitradurga
How does it matter whether you fire your missiles remotely from 100 meters away on ground or from 50 km away in the air. Only the datalink will change and Rustom-2 datalink is ready for it.
It is far more important for a craft this size to first take flight, then navigate correctly, then be able to look what its going to shoot at or direct the shooting at and finally to come back to land, all of it done in auto mode. Once this is done interface for missiles is going to be a simple affair. They must already have designed the airframe with the necessary strength to take all that extra load.
For the first time they have given proper dates. I hope they will not miss it this time.
Please change the title to
DRDO Rustom 2 UCAV. I will put all updates here.
Rustom 2 is a far more important UAV and deserves a separate sticky thread for analysis.
It's actually a UCAV.....To be weaponized later after weight reductions with composite materials. This includes Kevlar composite, carbon composite, and aluminium.
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