Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wheeled Nishant UAV On Asphalt

I've been staring at this picture for whole minutes since I got it a while ago. I don't know why this feels like the first ever picture I've seen of the wheeled Nishant UAV on a tarmac/bay. The Nishant, as it stands of course, doesn't ever need a tarmac -- it is launched using a truck-based mobile hydropneumatic launcher. Did a quick check -- this Nishant was towed down the tarmac for a display, and that's where this photograph was taken. Still, nice. Thanks to PKS for reminding me about where the first wheeled Nishant was displayed.

14 comments :

shukant chatrath said...

what happened to the rustom ?????

Mr. Ra said...

It is a very necessary item and must be progressing. However it may still need to develop in to perfection.

Anonymous said...

Wow first look of wheeled version of Nishant.

Anonymous said...

This is second open source image of Nishant UAV with tri-cycle gear. I recall one of the last AeroIndia's brochures featured a just airborne Nishant with tri-cycle landing gear. Was that one launched from a catapult with tri-cycle landing gear?

But the common feature of the both the images is poor (pixelated) quality of picture.

Anonymous said...

good scoop shiv!

Rudra said...

Shiv,

Great Picture. But i am having a question. Will this new tri wheel design will take off and land like conventional aircraft?

Rahul said...

Looking at the picture i think trials for Nishant-2 has begun.

Shiv please update us on the status with special features of this variant.

Thank you.

Binay said...

thats gr8...

Binay said...

Shiv,
Can you please upload some sexy wall-papers of LCA-Navy lunched on 6th July...
Please do me the favour...

Anonymous said...

Looks like the early version of the Searcher and other IAI UAVs. Nakkal me kaahe ka akkal :))

Anonymous said...

where is PKS btw shiv??

Prasun K. Sengupta said...

To Anon@3.03PM: Am in Kolkata for the time being. Nice of you to ask.

mirza said...

Look like missing all on board equipment and just for tricycle trial!

Anonymous said...

seems some body has brought the unused tricycle wheels from their kid's tricyle at thier home to fix "The Taxing Problem"...