DRDO Affirmed its Nishant UAV Programme Still Alive After Crash
India’s Defence Research And Development organisation (DRDO) persists its indigenous Nishant unmanned Air Vehicle Programme is still alive and well,Despite reports it had been closed after a crash in November.
The Surveillance UAV Nishant is catapult-Launched and parachute recovered UAV and it is believed to be abandoned because of the November Crash.The army had a requirement for 12 of this type but,Till yet only 4 were delivered and all the four crashed.
According to DRDO,The product is in an advanced stage of development.The Panchi could be utilised by the army for their tactical UAV requirements.
India is always desired to have a presence in the UAV.There are various programs running to develop the unmanned system . India wishes to buy larger Western systems such as the ubiquitous General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 Reaper. The nation has, however, acquired a number of Israel Aerospace Industries Heron UAVs.