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Drishti 10 ‘Starliner’

Drishti 10 ‘Starliner’:

Chief of Naval Staff recently flagged off the first indigenously manufactured Drishti 10 ‘Starliner’ Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for the Navy.

  • Drishti 10 ‘Starliner’ is an indigenously manufactured Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).
  • It was developed by Adani Defence and Aerospace.
  • It is an advanced intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) platform with 36 hours endurance and a 450 kg payload capacity.
  • It is an all-weather military platform which has clearance to fly in both segregated and unsegregated airspace.
  • It is designed to possess high endurance, combat-proven capabilities, and advanced features, providing a significant boost to India’s naval capabilities.
  • The UAV’s autonomous nature, coupled with its mission effectiveness and payload configuration options, makes it an invaluable asset for strategic operations.
  • One of the distinguishing features of the Drishti 10 ‘Starliner’ is its minimal maintenance requirements, making it cost-effective and operationally efficient.
  • This characteristic ensures increased operational readiness, reducing downtime, and maximising deployment opportunities.
  • It is equipped with advanced communication systems, including satellite communication and Line-of-Sight (LOS) data links, ensuring reliable and secure data transmission.