Recently, a deal for 31 MQ-9B drones worth US $ 3.99 billion i.e. approximately Rs 300 crore has been finalized between America and India. India's capability to fight current and future threats will be enhanced through drones. Meanwhile, india has made another successful test in its name, that is the indigenous exercise. The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) successfully tested the aircraft four times from january 30 to february 2, which becomes their target during missile testing. This plane flies fast.
This time the test has been done with the help of a single booster. DRDO tested it at the Integrated Test Range in Chandipur, Odisha, which has been named High Speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT). Apart from this, according to a news of 'Indian Express', National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) has also successfully tested 'High Altitude Pseudo Satellite Vehicle' i.e. HAPS in Bengaluru. It is a solar powered pseudo-satellite which is a new age UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle). This can greatly increase surveillance and monitoring capabilities in India's border areas.
It can soar 18 to 20 km above the ground, that is, almost twice the height of commercial airplanes, and being powered by solar energy, it can remain in the air for months, but even years, and it is like a satellite. Can work. The only difference is that since it does not require a rocket to go to space, its cost will be reduced manifold. HAPS is still in the developing technological stage and due to its successful test flight, india has become one of the few countries which are using this technology.