Indian Navy likely to order DRDO made Tapas drones in a push for Aatmanirbharta

The drones will be used for surveillance over the maritime zone.
Tapas Drone
Tapas Drone

New Delhi: In a further push for self-reliance, Indian Navy is likely to order for four indigenous Tapas drones developed by the DRDO.

The drones will be used for surveillance over the maritime zone.

Media reports citing sources said, the Indian Navy is going to order four Tapas drones and it is going to use them for maritime surveillance operations.

The drones would be manufactured by a consortium of Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).

According to sources, the deliveries will be ready for delivery within 24 months of signing the contract, and the existing birds or drones will be used for carrying out trials and improving their capabilities.

The Tapas drones have been tested by the defence forces and during the trials, they managed to reach 28,000 feet altitude and could fly for over 18 hours.

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