Hindutan UAV systems currently working on 3 types rotary wing UAV suystem MAYA CN-50, CX-80 HP and CXS-250 heavy weight rotary UAV that can opearte upto 18,000 foot.
Ramdas M Kumbala, 42, whose Hindustan UAV Systems has been working on developing UAVs since 2015, said his three designs were apt for the Indian armed forces facing threats from enemies at the highest altitudes along the LOC and the LAC.
India’s Hyderabad-based start-up has claimed that its rotary-wing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) can fly unhindered in most hostile environments over the Himalayas at a height of 18,000 feet above sea level for surveillance as well as combat needs.
Ramdas M Kumbala, 42, whose Hindustan UAV Systems has been working on developing UAVs since 2015, said his three designs were apt for the Indian armed forces facing threats from enemies at the highest altitudes along the Line of Control (LOC) and the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
On Tuesday, Kumbala displayed two of his prototypes at an event organised by the Military College of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering (MCEME) in Secunderabad. His prototypes looked like miniature versions of a helicopter and, according to him, have multiple use cases depending on the applications.
“My latest rotary-winged UAV can take off from any hostile terrain and fly carrying a payload of 60kg at over 18,000 feet regardless of the gusting winds and snow for 6 hours. The CXS-250 can be used for day or night operations. If funded by the government, I can convert my design into a prototype ready for a flight test in 9 months,” said Kumbala. The model, however, was not on display on Tuesday.
His first product, named CN-50, can fly for 2 hours straight, covering 50 km, with a payload of 10 kg at a height of 9000 feet. Except for the engine that was procured from Europe, the model is developed in India. “We are in test readiness level 9 and currently lab tests on the rig are going on. It can carry a 4 km range missile on it.”