The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) successfully flight tested the indigenously developed Rustom-2 drone on Friday. Rustom-2 flew for a total of eight hours at an altitude of 16,000 feet in Chitradurga, Karnataka. It is expected that by the end of 2020, this drone will be able to fly for 18 hours at an altitude of 26,000 feet.
It is highly capable of carrying synthetic aperture radars to detect combat conditions and to maintain surveillance at enemy bases. The DRDO hopes to revive the Rustom-2 drone to match the specifications of the Israeli Heron, an unmanned aerial vehicle used by the Indian Air Force and Navy.