Autonomous Flying Wing Technology

Autonomous Flying Wing Technology:

Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO) carried out the maiden test flight of a new unmanned Aerial Vehicle, an Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator.

  • DRDO is in the process of developing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) of different classes to meet the requirements of the armed forces.
  • Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Is an Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV) or a combat drone that is a flying wing type.
  • It refers to a tailless fixed-wing aircraft that houses its payload and fuel in its main wings and does not have a defined fuselage-like structure found in conventional aircraft.
  • The design has the potential to deliver high fuel efficiency and stability if executed with precision.
  • Applications:
    • Mapping of Landslide Affected Area
    • Infested Crop Damage Assessment
    • Large Scale Mapping
    • Traffic Monitoring and Management
    • Logistics support

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