DRDO Conducts Maiden Test Flight of Panchi UAV

Unmanned aerial vehicle Panchi (EPS)

Unmanned aerial vehicle Panchi (EPS)

BALASORE: India on Wednesday carried out maiden flight testing of Panchi, the wheeled version of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) Nishant, capable of taking-off and landing by using small airstrips.

A defence release stated that the test was carried at Kolar test facility in Karnataka. The maiden flight of the unmanned aircraft lasted about 20 minutes and was successful. Wednesday’s flight was preceded by a series of high speed taxi trials.

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