In a boost to Atmanirbhar Bharat and Make In India initiative indigenous MALE UAV Rustom II developed by DRDO, Carried out trials of its critical technologies of Autonomous Take-Off and Landing (ATOL) at Bengaluru. Its navigation was done using Gagan satellites via the UAVs onboard SATCOM. A video of trials is also released by DRDO recently.
Rustom-2, India’s medium-altitude long-endurance drone being developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation. An interesting part of its recent trials is that its Navigation was done by using GAGAN Satellite System. GAGAN is an acronym for GPS Aided GEO Augmented Navigation. It is a Space-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) jointly developed by ISRO and AAI to provide the best possible navigational services over the Indian FIR (Flight Information Region) with the capability of expanding to neighboring FIRs.