DRDO Lakshya. Specifications. A photo.
DRDO Lakshya. Specifications. A photo.

DRDO Lakshya. Specifications. A photo.


DRDO Lakshya - military unmanned aerial vehicle developed by an Indian company «Defense Research and Development Organization» in 1985 year.


DRDO Lakshya photo


Design of unmanned aerial vehicle Lakshya DRDO began in aerospace technology by Indian experts in the early 80-ies of the last century. The main purpose of this drone is to use it as a target in tests of new types of weapons and missile, which provides a very narrow sphere of operation.

Thanks to the efforts of Indian professionals in 1985, the unmanned aerial vehicle models DRDO Lakshya could produce quite successfully its first flight, however, to 2000 years, this development was considered a secret and her presence information is not disseminated.

UAV DRDO Lakshya is quite cheap in the development, in particular, according to 2012 years, the production cost of a drone that class was about 440 thousand dollars, while European and American counterparts had cost more than 600-700 thousand dollars, however, , taking into account the rather limited use of UAVs DRDO Lakshya, for the entire period it was built only about 30 copies of the drone.


Photo DRDO Lakshya


UAV DRDO Lakshya has a relatively small for this type of drone dimensions, in particular when the length of the fuselage 5 meters wing span of the device is only 2,38 meter and providing convenience in transportation, and very good aerodynamic performance.

On DRDO Lakshya drones mounted turbofan engine brand HAL PTAE-7, which is having a thrust in kN 3,7, the device is able to overclock up to speed in 740 km \ h., While the maximum flight range of the drone is 150 kilometers.


Specifications DRDO Lakshya.


  • Length: 5 m .;
  • Wingspan: 2,38 m .;
  • Height: 0,8 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 705 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 450 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 740 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 150 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 9000 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: turbojet;
  • Powerplant: HAL PTAE-7;
  • Power: 3,7 kN.



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