India develops new UAV

P1 expected to have flying time in excess of 10 hours. 

India Develops Long-Endurance, Low-Altitute UAV

By Ankit Panda

Indian scientists have developed the country’s first low-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The UAV, known as the P1, is expected to have a flying time of over 10 hours with a maximum altitude of 5,000 feet and an operating radius of 150 kilometers. Among other applications, the P1 will likely play an important role in helping the Indian military better monitor its land borders against Pakistani and Chinese intrusions. Apart from its military applications, the UAV will likely also be used for civilian applications including pollution monitoring and crowd control.

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