SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
BEML, in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, has completed internal trials of its indigenously developed 25 kg Class Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). The UAV has been designed to carry versatile payloads weighing up to 3.0 kg, including day and night cameras. It possesses the capability to take off and land on short runways, maintain continuous flight for 8 hours, and has a radio range of 50 kilometers.
Confirming the completion of trials last year, BEML has announced that the Tactical UAV is now ready for user trials, and discussions are underway with the Indian Army for conducting these trials. As part of its plans, BEML intends to offer Tactical UAVs with different payloads, and it is actively engaging with private sector companies for this purpose.
BEML is prepared to commence production once the user trials are completed. In addition to the Indian Army, the company is also considering offering the Tactical UAV to other security forces such as the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the Border Security Force (BSF).
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