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AIRAWAT LOGISTICS DRONE DEPLOYMEN



  May 20, 2024

AIRAWAT LOGISTICS DRONE DEPLOYMEN



WHAT IS AIRAWAT?

AIRAWAT is a high-altitude logistics drone developed by the Ordnance Equipment Factory Hazratpur (OEF Hazratpur). It is designed to strengthen logistical capabilities in the challenging terrains of the Himalayas.

WHAT ARE THE KEY FEATURES OF AIRAWAT?

- Configuration: Multirotor E-VTOL (Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing)

- MTOW (Maximum Take-Off Weight): 80 kg

- Payload Capacity: 15-20 kg

- Range Plus Reserve: 30-45 minutes

- Mission Range: 5-10 km

- Service Ceiling: 1000 feet Above Ground Level (AGL)

- Absolute Ceiling: 10000 to 18000 feet Above Mean Sea Level (AMSL)

- Noise Level: Maximum 62 dB at 150 meters

WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF AIRAWAT'S DEPLOYMENT?

The deployment of AIRAWAT marks a significant development in India's efforts to enhance its logistical capabilities in the Himalayas. It can transform how supplies are delivered to troops stationed in remote and high-altitude locations, ensuring the safety and well-being of personnel while enhancing operational efficiency.

WHAT CAPABILITIES DOES AIRAWAT HAVE?

- Navigation: Equipped with sophisticated navigation systems.

- Payload: Robust payload capacity, capable of carrying up to 15 kg.

- Flight Altitude: Reached a flight altitude of 5,000 meters near the Indo-China border during trials.

- Autonomous Flight: Capable of autonomous missions, remaining airborne for up to 40 minutes at high altitudes.

- Operational Efficiency: Can undertake 10 km round-trip missions, reducing risks associated with traditional logistical operations.

HOW DOES AIRAWAT IMPROVE LOGISTICAL OPERATIONS?

By leveraging cutting-edge technology and autonomous flight capabilities, AIRAWAT can:

- Navigate treacherous terrain with ease.

- Operate in harsh weather conditions.

- Provide continuous and reliable delivery of critical supplies to high-altitude locations.

- Reduce the need for manned logistical operations, thereby enhancing safety and efficiency.

WHAT ARE THE FUTURE IMPLICATIONS OF AIRAWAT'S DEPLOYMENT?

The successful deployment of AIRAWAT signifies the potential for further advancements in military logistics and the use of autonomous technology to address logistical challenges in difficult terrains.


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