SOURCE: ANI WITH IDRW INPUTS
Indian Army has signed a contract for acquiring the Switch drone for surveillance along the borders. The vertical take-off & landing drone has the capability to fly for 2 hours at a maximum altitude of 4,500 meters: Mohit Bansal, ideaForge.
SWITCH UAV is a Fixed-Wing VTOL UAV, which is a combination between fixed-wing UAVs and VTOL UAVs. It retains the best capabilities of both categories of UAVs of vertical take-off & landing and higher endurance. This man-portable UAV is a terrain dominator, no-compromise solution that guarantees your area of dominance with maximum range and flight time.
Endurance: > 120 minutes
Range (LoS): 15 km
Weight: < 6.5 kg
Wind Resistance: Up to 10.8 knots or 20 km/h
Vehicle Size: ~ 2.6 m x 1.8 m
Ingress Protection: IP53 Rated for Dust & Water Resistance
Max Launch Altitude: 4000 m AMSL
Max Operating Altitude: 1000 m AGL
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