What is Drishti 10 ‘Starliner’?

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Chief of Naval Staff recently flagged off the first indigenously manufactured Drishti 10 'Starliner' Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for the Navy.

About Drishti 10 ‘Starliner’

  • It is an indigenously manufactured Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).
  • It was developed by Adani Defence and Aerospace.
  • It is an advanced intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) platform with 36 hours endurance and a 450 kg payload capacity.
  • It is an all-weather military platform which has clearance to fly in both segregated and unsegregated airspace.
  • It is designed to possess high endurance, combat-proven capabilities, and advanced features, providing a significant boost to India’s naval capabilities.
  • The UAV’s autonomous nature, coupled with its mission effectiveness and payload configuration options, makes it an invaluable asset for strategic operations.
  • One of the distinguishing features of the Drishti 10 ‘Starliner’ is its minimal maintenance requirements, making it cost-effective and operationally efficient.
  • This characteristic ensures increased operational readiness, reducing downtime, and maximizing deployment opportunities.
  • It is equipped with advanced communication systems, including satellite communication and Line-of-Sight (LOS) data links, ensuring reliable and secure data transmission.

Q1) What is an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)?

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is an aircraft that carries no human pilot or passengers. UAVs—sometimes called drones—can be fully or partially autonomous but are more often controlled remotely by a human pilot. RAND research has contributed to the public discussion on the use of drones for warfare and surveillance.

Source: Adani Group Unveils India's First Medium Altitude, Long Endurance Drone