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


The DRDO Nishant unmanned aerial vehicle began to be developed by Indian specialists and scientists in the field of aerospace technologies at the beginning of the 90-ies, while the drone was highly promising, mainly due to its low visibility and high flying performance. The main purpose of the operation of this unmanned aerial vehicle is to perform reconnaissance and observation missions, adjust fire control, draw up maps and terrain plans, guard a certain perimeter and track the movement of aircraft,


UAV Photos DRDO Nishant


In fact, the Indian DRDO Nishant unmanned aerial vehicle was not as promising as it was originally claimed. This is primarily related to problem electronics, in particular, in the event of an interruption of the control signal, it was impossible to restore the control of the unmanned aerial vehicle, so it was wrecked, and considering the sufficiently large mass and altitude of the flight, the device could no longer be repaired . Nevertheless, in 2008, the company "Defense Research and Development Organization" resumed the work related to the completion of this drone, so by the 2010 year 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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