Ahmedabad (Hindustan Reporter). Drishti 10 Starliner Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), manufactured by Adani Defense and Aerospace, was launched by Indian Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar in Hyderabad. Drishti 10 Starliner is an advanced Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform with 36 hours of endurance and 450 kg payload capacity.
It is the only all-weather military platform with NATO’s StanEg 4671 (Standardized Agreement 4671) certification for UAV system airworthiness, approved to fly in both segregated and unsegregated airspace. The UAV will now be moved from Hyderabad to Porbandar, so that it can be included in the Navy’s maritime operations.
Chief Guest Naval Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar said that this is a significant opportunity and a transformative step, which will significantly contribute to India’s pursuit of self-reliance in ISR technology and maritime dominance. The integration of Vision 10 will serve as a means to enhance our naval capabilities, thereby strengthening our preparedness for ever-evolving maritime surveillance and reconnaissance.
Congratulating the Adani Defense and Aerospace team for setting up a vibrant and robust ecosystem for unmanned systems, Telangana Minister for Industries and Commerce, IT, Electronics and Legislative Affairs, D. Sridhar Babu said that the Adani Aerospace Park in Hyderabad is a world-class project. It is a state-of-the-art facility, which is not only a testament to Indian talent but also focuses on innovation and indigenization. We are proud to say that we have made efforts to take all appropriate steps towards achieving self-reliance in defense manufacturing and initiatives taken by companies like Adani Defense have contributed to the full potential of achieving the vision set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Will give.
Jeet Adani, Vice President, Adani Enterprises, said that current global events show that physical, informational and cognitive strategies are coming together. This is supported by the use of convergent intelligence, information processing capabilities, and unmanned and cyber systems. These systems are used to spread both accurate and misleading information. Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platforms across land, air and naval borders to serve the armed forces and place India on the global map for exports is a key priority for Adani. We are proud to have been able to serve the Indian Navy.”
Adani Defense and Aerospace CEO Ashish Rajvanshi said that the Drishti 10 Starliner UAV is a significant achievement in our journey towards self-reliance and adopting indigenization of advanced technologies. Our timely delivery to the Navy reflects not only our strong quality management processes, but also the excellent support of our partners, who have worked hard and diligently over the last 10 months from this contract to its delivery.
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