Rustom-II, India’S Combat-Capable, Drone Successfully Completes Maiden Test Flight- Important (Download PDF)

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Rustam-II is the two-tonner indigenous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) platform, aka TAPAS 201 developed by defense and Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) . During the test, TAPAS 201 accomplished the main objectives flying, such as take-off, bank, level flight and landing among others.

Rustom-II Undergoing First Flight-Testing at ATR in Chitradurga
Location of Chitradurga-Karnataka


  • Multi-mission UAV, which can conduct Intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions for the armed forces.
  • Can be used for unmanned armed combat.
  • Carry Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) , Communication Intelligence (COMINT) and Situational Awareness Payloads (SAP) to perform missions during day and night.
  • Designed and developed by Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) , the Bangalore-based lab of DRDO. HAL and BEL are the production partners.
  • A Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAV. The UAV weighs two tons. It has an endurance of 24 hours.
  • Capable of different combinations of payloads like Medium Range Electro Optic (MREO) , Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and Long Range Electro Optic (LREO) .
  • First R&D prototype UAV with certification and qualification for the first flight from Centre for Military Airworthiness & Certification (CEMILAC) and Directorate General of Aeronautical Quality Assurance (DGAQA) .

- Published/Last Modified on: September 6, 2017


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