SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
India’s TAPAS BH-201 medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) crossed a milestone by reaching an altitude of 28,000 feet and an endurance of 18 hours and soon will be demonstrating its final milestone which is to reach an altitude of 30,000 feet with an endurance of 20 hours endurance.
Tri-service will start getting 6 production models of TAPAS BH-201 UAV from April 2023 onwards that will be used for user trials and evaluation that DRDO plans to complete by end of 2023.
TAPAS BH-201 has a range of 250 km and is capable of day and night missions. It can carry payloads of up to 350 kg. It is designed to perform intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions for the Indian Armed Forces. Its mission requirements are to provide continuous wide area coverage and be able to identify small targets.
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