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DRDO Nishant. Specifications. A photo.
DRDO Nishant. Specifications. A photo.

DRDO Nishant. Specifications. A photo.


DRDO Nishant - military multipurpose unmanned aerial vehicle developed in 1995, the Indian company «Defense Research and Development Organization».


DRDO Nishant photo


UAVs DRDO Nishant were developed by Indian experts in aerospace technology by scientists in the early 90-ies, when this drone has a high prospect that was mainly due to its low visibility and high flight performance. The main purpose of the operation of unmanned aerial vehicles is to perform reconnaissance and observation missions, adjustment of fire, mapping and location plans, certain perimeter protection and tracking of aircraft and others.


UAV PhotosDRDO Nishant


In fact, the Indian drone DRDO Nishant was not as promising as it was initially announced. This is due primarily to the troubled electronics, in particular in the case of interruption of the control signal, to regain control of an unmanned aircraft it was impossible, in view of which he wrecked, and taking into account a large enough weight and flight altitude, then the unit could no longer be subject to recovery . However, in 2008, the company «Defense Research and Development Organization» has resumed work related to the finalization of the drone, which is why already in 2010, the device has restored its presence in the armed forces of India.

UAV DRDO Nishant has sufficiently large dimensions - its length is 4,63 meters, while the wingspan of limited value in 6,58 meters, however, this factor is hardly affected the agility and handling of the drone.

UAV model DRDO Nishant is driven by a rotary engine having a capacity of 80 hp, which allows the device to reach a maximum flight speed of up to 180 km \ h., While the maximum range of the following devices is 150 kilometers. Due to a large enough reserve fuel, UAV can stay aloft for up to 4,5 hours.

This version of the unmanned aerial vehicle DRDO Nishant is equipped with two types of cells - electro with 30-fold increase and an infrared camera that permits shooting terrain in adverse visibility conditions.


Specifications DRDO Nishant.


  • Length: 4,63 m .;
  • Wingspan: 6,58 m .;
  • Height: 0,9 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 375 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 150 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 180 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 150 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 3600 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: rotative;
  • Powerplant: unknown;
  • Power: 80 hp


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