Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is looking to develop an enlarged version of the Akashdeep aerostat which will be able to carry larger payload.

Dr Prahlada, who is the chief controller in the Research &Development in DRDO, said that new aerostat system will be an enlarged version when compared to the current medium size Akashdeep aerostat.

This new enlarged version of the Akashdeep aerostat will be designed to carry out surveillance up to a radius of 450-500kms to meet the requirement of the Indian Air Force and Indian Army.

He said that Indian paramilitary forces are also interested in the aerostat system to be used in the Maoist-infested regions.

New aerostat system is being developed by the Aerial Delivery Research and Development Establishment (ADRDE) and it will be capable of carrying different type of payloads in order to detect and tract targets during the night and in low-visibility condition.


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