Remotely Piloted Airborne Vehicles


Design and development of Remotely Piloted Vehicles (RPVs) with secure and encrypted control systems (datalinks). These are airborne vehicles which are controlled remotely through secure and encrypted control systems. Depending upon their performance the RPVs are categorised as High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) and Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE). Further, depending upon their size and payload carrying capacity, the RPVs are categorised as Micro RPVs, Mini RPVs and RPVs. Areas of future development of technology and innovative solutions include but are not limited to: - >> Design and development of Launch and recovery systems, control & monitoring systems and debrief systems. >> Design and development of various types of indigenous payloads including Electro-Optical systems, Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) systems, Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) systems and Communications Intelligence(COMINT) systems. >> Design and development of capability for carrying Air to Air and Air to Ground weapons and weapon aiming systems.