DRDO Rustom. Specifications. A photo.
DRDO Rustom. Specifications. A photo.

DRDO Rustom. Specifications. A photo.


DRDO Rustom - multipurpose military unmanned aerial vehicle developed in 2009, the Indian company «Defense Research and Development Organization».


DRDO Rustom photo


UAV has become designed in 2007 year specifically for the needs of the Indian Air Force, with the Indian experts in the field of aerospace technology and aircraft decided to use a very unusual configuration of this device, such as an unmanned aerial vehicle has two pairs of wings, allowing him apart from most lift, also improved maneuverability that does is important given the scope of operation of the air tool.

Unmanned aerial DRDO Rustom model of the device can be used for a variety of purposes, including the exploration area, the creation of plans and maps of regions, tracking of potential enemy patrol and search operations, correction firing artillery and other means.

Design UAV DRDO Rustom has sufficiently large dimensions, in particular, when the length of the fuselage in the 5 12 centimeters meters, wingspan of this drone is 7 90 meters centimeters, which in fact, compared with the dimensions of small-engine aircraft.


Photo DRDO Rustom


In 2016, the aircraft manufacturers of the company «Defense Research and development Organization» was created a modified version of the UAV, dubbed DRDO Rustom II, which proved to be more perfect in comparison with the basic design drone.

Depending on its modification, the DRDO Rustom unmanned aerial vehicle can be equipped with either a Lycoming O-320 piston engine (DRDO Rustom I version) with a capacity of 150 hp, or an NPO-Saturn 36MT engine (DRDO Rustom II version), which has a thrust of 100 hp. Depending on the version of the aircraft, the drone can reach a maximum flight speed of up to 225 km / h, while the maximum range of this UAV is 350 kilometers.




Drone DRDO Rustom is equipped with two surveillance cameras - high-resolution electro-optical and infrared, allowing to carry out maintenance of surveillance in adverse conditions.


Specifications DRDO Rustom.


  • Length: 5,12 m (depending on version).
  • Wingspan: 7,9 m (depending on version).
  • Height: 2,4 m (depending on version).
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 815 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising flight speed: 125 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 150 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 350 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 8000 m (depending on version).
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Lycoming O-320 (depending on version);
  • Power: 150 hp (Depending on version).



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