SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
Jayant Patil, Executive Vice President of Defence & Aerospace, Member of the Board of L&T Heavy Engineering in an interview with ET Now has claimed that the company is developing Large drones that can stay in the air for 3 days (72 hours) at a time.
Larsen and Toubro (L&T) are putting on its own money at least 15% of its cash earnings in various underwater and aerial drones for defence use. At Defexpo 2022, L&T displayed a rotary-wing vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that has a range of 100km and 4 hours.
Company officials at Defexpo 2022 also claimed to idrw.org that it is also developing an advanced version of the same VTOL UAV that will have a range of 140km and endurance of 6 hours that will be ready by 2024. L&T had developed a 700kg SR-UAV called Tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (TUAV) that had an endurance of 11 hours and could carry a payload of 140kg.
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