Mission Requirements Of India's Rustom-2 UAV

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The Rustom-2, India's Predator-like long endurance hunter-killer drone effort, under the Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), is set to begin flight testing in February 2014. This official slide here throws more light on the platform's intended capabilities, including extended loiter. It's also the first that depicts the Rustom-2 in its stated role as a strike platform.

ADE chief P.S. Krishnan recently told reporters that ten Rustom-2 platforms were being built on order at a cost of approximately $350-million.

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