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Indian Navy unveils 'Drishti 10 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)'

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 11-01-2024
Indian Navy unveils 'Drishti 10 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)' Defence 3 min read

Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar has unveiled the 'Drishti 10 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle' (UAV) at a ceremony held at Adani Aerospace Park in Hyderabad.

About ‘Drishti 10 Starliner (UAV)':

  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) was built indigenously
  • Adani Defense and Aerospace developed it.
  • It is an advanced Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform with 36 hours of endurance and 450 kg payload capacity.
  • It is an all-weather military platform.
  • The UAV system is approved with NATO's STANAG 4671 (Standardized Annex 4671) certification for all-weather airworthiness.
  • One of the distinguishing features of the Vision 10 'Starliner' is its minimal maintenance requirements, making it cost-effective and operationally efficient.
  • This feature ensures increased operational readiness, minimising downtime and maximising deployment opportunities.
  • It has advanced communication systems, including satellite communications and line-of-sight (LOS) data links, ensuring reliable and secure data transmission.
  • The UAV will be flown from Hyderabad to Porbandar to be officially inducted into the Navy's maritime operations.

About Indian Navy:

  • The Indian Navy is a balanced three-dimensional force capable of operating on, above and below the surface of the oceans and protecting our national interests.
  • The Indian Navy was established on 26 January 1950.
  • Navy Day is celebrated in India to remember the courageous attack on the Karachi border during the India-Pakistan war on 4 December 1971.
  • The 17th-century Maratha emperor Chhatrapati Shivaji Bhosle is considered the 'Father of the Indian Navy'.
  • It is the maritime branch of the Indian Armed Forces and the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Navy is the President of India.
  • The role of the Indian Navy is to secure the country's coastline and update India's worldwide engagements through port visits, joint exercises, philanthropic missions, upscale assistance, etc.

Command Centres of Indian Navy:

  • Indian Navy currently has three command centres:
  • The headquarters of Western Naval Command is in Mumbai.
  • The headquarters of Eastern Naval Command is at Visakhapatnam.
  • The headquarters of Southern Naval Command is in Kochi.


Ans. Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar

Ans. Adani Defence and Aerospace

Ans. Porbandar

Ans. Visakhapatnam

Ans. 4th December
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