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DRDO Imperial Eagle

Imperial Eagle UAV
Role Mini-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)
National origin India
Manufacturer DRDO
Designer Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE)[1]
First flight 25 January 2012
Status Flight tested
Primary users National Security Guard
Indian Army, Indian Air Force

The Imperial Eagle is an Aeronautical Development Establishment, the National Aerospace Laboratories and supported by private vendors.[2] Its primary users will be the National Security Guard and the military services.[3][4][5]

Design and development

The Imperial Eagle weighs 2.5 kg and can carry either a daylight camera or thermal night vision camera. It was designed to be carried in soldier’s backpack, be hand-launched and recoverable through a soft landing. It is completely autonomous and can be programmed with navigational way-points, which can be changed in-flight by the ground control. With a ground tracker system, it is capable of providing continuous imagery of the on-board camera irrespective of the attitude of the aircraft.[6]

The major advantage of the vehicle is that it functions on autopilot. Its orientation can be controlled using a dedicated real-time operating system (RTOS). Further, the UAV can be tracked using Automatic Gain Control or GPS-based systems. Patrolling across the target area, the UAV will send images day and night. Zooming in over the enemy area, the UAV can carry a payload of about 250 g and has an accuracy of 1 degree.[3]

According to DRDO spokesperson Ravi Kumar Gupta, the UAV had been tested for several years, and the program has been deemed successful after the flight tests in January 2012.[3]

Collaboration with private industry

Many components of the UAV, like the autopilot, thermal camera, data links, trackers and the carbon composites air-frame were provided by the private industry in India.[1][7]

Operators

The unique features of Imperial Eagle have already caught the attention of several premier institutions and paramilitary wings. National Security Guard (NSG), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), National Institute of Disaster Management and home department of several states have shown interest in procuring the vehicle. ADE’s senior officers have already made a detailed presentation to NSG officials.[3]

Specifications

General characteristics

Performance

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Flight Demonstration of Micro & Mini Air Vehicles by ADE and NAL". Aeromag. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "India conducts flight trials of Micro, Mini Air Vehicles". The Economic Times. January 25, 2012. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d The Imperial Eagle has landed
  4. ^ "India conducts flight trials of three MAVs". suasnews. 25 January 2012. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Pilotless target aircraft Lakshya-II successfully tested". Yahoo News, Indo Asian News Service. 27 January 2012. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Indian DRDO Successfully Tests Micro Air Vehicles And Mini UAVs". defenseworld.net/. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Flight Demonstration of Micro & Mini Air Vehicles by ADE and NAL". The Times Of India. 25 January 2012. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 

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