DRDO Conducts Successful Maiden Flight of Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator

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Maiden flight of the Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator on July 1 was carried out successfully by Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) from the Aeronautical Test Range, Chitradurga, Karnataka on July 01, 2022.

Operating in a fully autonomous mode, the aircraft exhibited a perfect flight, including take-off, way point navigation and a smooth touchdown.

This flight marks a major milestone in terms of proving critical technologies towards the development of future unmanned aircraft and is significant step towards self-reliance in such strategic defence technologies.