Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2018
Maiden Flight: 16 November 2016
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Rustom-H and Rustom-I
Origin: India
Parent System: Rustom
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2018
Maiden Flight: 16 November 2016
Total Production: ?
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Description: The Rustom is a Medium-Altitude, Long-Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) developed by the Indian Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) to meet the requirements of the Indian Air Force, Navy and Army. This UAV will operate at ranges of over 300 km carrying a payload of 200 kg with an endurance in excess of 24 hours. Other sources suggest that the flight endurange is 12-15 hours (Rustom-I). Rustom will carry out Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) missions. Besides, it will serve as communications relay aircraft. The first prototype is expected to get airborne by 2012. In March 2012, the program was re-named Rustom-2 with the first flight scheduled for February 2014.

Rustom-2 Specifications

Crew: 0
Ceiling: 22,000 foot (6,706 meter)
Radius of Operation: 300 kilometer (162 nautical mile)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 150 knot (278 kph)
Flight Endurance: 15 hour (0.63 day)
Max Takeoff Weight: 800 kilogram (1,764 pound)
Payload: 200 kilogram (441 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Rustom-2 News

There are 8 news between
12 Feb 2009 and 25 Feb 2018
Sunday, February 25, 2018India Successfully Tests Rustom 2 Unmanned Air Vehicle
Wednesday, December 20, 2017India to Buy 22 MQ-9B Sea Guardian Unmanned Aircraft
Wednesday, April 5, 2017Indian Air Force to Take Delivery of First Armed Heron TP Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Wednesday, November 16, 2016India Conducts Successful First Flight of Rustom 2 MALE Unmanned Aircraft
Tuesday, May 8, 2012Rustom-I MALE UAV Performs New Testing Flight
Monday, March 26, 2012Rustom-2 MALE UAV to Perform its Maiden Flight in 2014
Friday, November 11, 2011DRDO Conducts 5th Successful Flight of UAV Rustom-1
Thursday, February 12, 2009Nishant UAV to Be Handed Over to Indian Army Soon

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