New Delhi: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) of the Government of India has shared, on Twitter, jaw-dropping footage captured by the TAPAS UAV of the rehearsal of the Aero India 2023 show. The 35-second video is taken from a height of 12,000 feet.
“Aerial coverage of Ground and Air display captured from indigenously developed Medium Altitude Long Endurance TAPAS UAV during rehearsal from a height of 12000 feet today,” tweeted DRDO.
Tactical Airborne Platform for Aerial Surveillance-Beyond Horizon-201 (TAPAS BH-201) is a Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). It is being developed in the country by Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE). In November 2016, the first flight of the UAV took place.
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In the video, the aircraft and helicopters which are already flying so high in the sky are looking like tiny dots. The incredible footage has garnered 250 K plus views.