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SWiFT, 1-ton All Up Weight (AUW) Technological Demonstrator for India’s upcoming Unmanned Stealth Bomber has begun its ground level trials on the first assembled Prototype, that will been involved in series of low, medium, and high-speed taxi testing to ascertain aircraft’s performance and instrumentation from a ground control station to verify the functionality while the vehicle reached accelerated speeds.


If ground test data collected are in the required parameters based on the final test verifications then preparation for the flight testing might be carried out in the next few weeks as per information provided to idrw.org. SWiFT will be powered by a Russian NPO Saturn 36MT turbofan engine, that will be later replaced by GTRE’s Small Turbo Fan Engine (STFE).


India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) had delivered retractable landing gear (RLG) systems for the SWiFT program developed by Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (CVRDE) earlier this year. SWiFT will be used to collect data on the controllability of flying wing configuration and autonomous take-off and landing technology, retractable landing gear system, flying-wing design, and low radar signature data of the aircraft that will be used for further improvements.


India’s Ghatak stealth flying wing combat drone powered by a Dry Kaveri engine generating 46kN of thrust will be ready for flight trials by 2024-25, once most of the technologies are validated on the Scale down SWiFT variant. SWiFT might also go into production as part of the unmanned wingman bomber program separately as per the latest speculations.

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SWiFT, 1-ton All Up Weight (AUW) Technological Demonstrator for India’s upcoming Unmanned Stealth Bomber has begun its ground level trials on the first assembled Prototype, that will been involved in series of low, medium, and high-speed taxi testing to ascertain aircraft’s performance and instrumentation from a ground control station to verify the functionality while the vehicle reached accelerated speeds.


If ground test data collected are in the required parameters based on the final test verifications then preparation for the flight testing might be carried out in the next few weeks as per information provided to idrw.org. SWiFT will be powered by a Russian NPO Saturn 36MT turbofan engine, that will be later replaced by GTRE’s Small Turbo Fan Engine (STFE).


India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) had delivered retractable landing gear (RLG) systems for the SWiFT program developed by Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (CVRDE) earlier this year. SWiFT will be used to collect data on the controllability of flying wing configuration and autonomous take-off and landing technology, retractable landing gear system, flying-wing design, and low radar signature data of the aircraft that will be used for further improvements.


India’s Ghatak stealth flying wing combat drone powered by a Dry Kaveri engine generating 46kN of thrust will be ready for flight trials by 2024-25, once most of the technologies are validated on the Scale down SWiFT variant. SWiFT might also go into production as part of the unmanned wingman bomber program separately as per the latest speculations.

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We need to speed up the programme now china won't wait for us
 

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SWiFT, 1-ton All Up Weight (AUW) Technological Demonstrator for India’s upcoming Unmanned Stealth Bomber has begun its ground level trials on the first assembled Prototype, that will been involved in series of low, medium, and high-speed taxi testing to ascertain aircraft’s performance and instrumentation from a ground control station to verify the functionality while the vehicle reached accelerated speeds.


If ground test data collected are in the required parameters based on the final test verifications then preparation for the flight testing might be carried out in the next few weeks as per information provided to idrw.org. SWiFT will be powered by a Russian NPO Saturn 36MT turbofan engine, that will be later replaced by GTRE’s Small Turbo Fan Engine (STFE).


India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) had delivered retractable landing gear (RLG) systems for the SWiFT program developed by Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (CVRDE) earlier this year. SWiFT will be used to collect data on the controllability of flying wing configuration and autonomous take-off and landing technology, retractable landing gear system, flying-wing design, and low radar signature data of the aircraft that will be used for further improvements.


India’s Ghatak stealth flying wing combat drone powered by a Dry Kaveri engine generating 46kN of thrust will be ready for flight trials by 2024-25, once most of the technologies are validated on the Scale down SWiFT variant. SWiFT might also go into production as part of the unmanned wingman bomber program separately as per the latest speculations.

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Will Swift have Internal Weapons Bay?
 

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Will Swift have Internal Weapons Bay?
I don't think so. Its just weighs 1 tone and will be miniature version of Ghatak.
It will be used to test avionics and study control algorithms.
Their might be an internal bay but I think it will be used to test sensors like EO, SAR, etc.
Weight constraint is too much.
 
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I don't think so. Its just weighs 1 tone and will be miniature version of Ghatak.
It will be used to test avionics and study control algorithms.
Their might be an internal bay but I think it will be used to test sensors like EO, SAR, etc.
Weight constraint is too much.
The same article ends with a, SWiFT might also go into production as part of the unmanned wingman bomber program separately as per the latest speculations- so may be, just may be!
 

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The same article ends with a, SWiFT might also go into production as part of the unmanned wingman bomber program separately as per the latest speculations- so may be, just may be!
That is pure speculation as their is no requirement from any military force for such vehicle nor does it looks like armed forces might need them. Why would military look into SWiFT if they can go more capable Ghatak.
But a Small Turbo Fan Engine is being developed by DRDO for such vehicle
DRDO Description :
Small Turbo Fan Engine is aimed for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle applications. It is a twin spool engine without afterburner. It has autonomous starting capability with pyro based systems and electrical power generation capability sub-systems.

SWiFT program might evolve into something like Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel, where by it can be used by RAW or DIA or Image Processing and Analysis Centre or BSF or other paramilitary for surveillance.
 

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Bhai lagta jaldi bahut hai thread jisne banaya , arre bhai full scale to banne do :rofl:
 

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