DRDO Conducts Successful Maiden Flight of Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator

Issue: 07-2022Photo(s): By PIB

Maiden flight of the Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator was carried out successfully by DRDO on July 1, 2022. Operating in a fully autonomous mode, the aircraft exhibited a perfect flight, including take-off, way point navigation and a smooth touchdown. This flight marks a major milestone in terms of proving critical technologies towards the development of future unmanned aircraft and such strategic defence technologies. The airframe, undercarriage and entire flight control and avionics systems used for the aircraft were developed indigenously. The UAV is designed & developed by Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE).