SUCCESSFUL FLIGHT TESTS OF NISHANT UAV
 

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Nishant Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) developed by DRDO for Indian Army was successfully flight tested near Kolar on 20th June 2008. The State of Art UAV is developed by Aeronautical Development Estt (ADE), Bangalore jointly with DEAL, Dehradun; R&DE(E), Pune and ADRDE, Agra.
 
Nishant is one of the few UAVs in the World in its weight class capable of being catapult launch and recovered by using parachute thus eliminating need for runway as in the case of conventional take off and landing with wheels.
 
Nishant has completed development Phase and User trials. The present flight tests are Pre Confirmatory Trials before induction into Services.
 
The flight tests are witnessed by User Representatives. Senior Scientists of DRDO participated in the flight Trials.

 

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