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Drishti 10 Starliner

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Source: Hindustan Times

 Context: The Indian Navy has received its first indigenous medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) drone, the Drishti 10 Starliner, developed by Adani Defence and Aerospace.

  

Features:

  • The Drishti 10 Starliner, a variant of Elbit Systems’ Hermes 900 Starliner, is equipped with state-of-the-art sensors, automatic take-off and landing capabilities, and a 36-hour endurance.
  • It can carry a payload of 450 kg and has the potential for weaponization if required.
  • The drone is 70% indigenous and will enhance the Navy’s intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities.