ADE Developing A Solar-Powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV): Report

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The ADE developed solar powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is expected to be a real boon to the Indian defence.

Scientists at the Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) are reportedly developing a solar-powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). According to Deccan Chronicle the solar powered UAV can fly on all-weather conditions for at least a month.

Scientist at ADE, M. Hari Prasad speaking to the publication said, “UAVs will be the future of all combat vehicles. They are used for varied purposes right from carrying out recce missions along the border to collecting crucial information from neighboring countries. They are needed for real-time information and data through a secure data link.”

ADE said that it’s not competing against the UAVs that tech giants Google and Facebook are currently working on; its complete focus is on R&D to make the solar-powered UAVs that can fly for at least a month. ADE will submit its project proposal to DRDO soon.

Our R&D is on solar-powered UAVs of 25-30 kg class. The UAVs will be fitted with solar panels that will convert solar energy into electrical energy and store it in 2KWatt high-density batteries that can keep it running in the night. It will be pollution free,” said Prasad to the publication.

The Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) developed solar powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is expected to be a real boon to the Indian defence.

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