Specifications for the
DRDO Rustom (Warrior)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Focus Model: DRDO Rustom-II
Country of Origin: India
Manufacturer: Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) - India
Initial Year of Service: 2018
Length: 31.17ft (9.5m)
Width: 67.59ft (20.60m)
Height: 7.87ft (2.40m)
Weight (Empty): 3,968lbs (1,800kg)
Weight (MTOW): 7,716lbs (3,500kg)
Powerplant: 1 x Lycoming O-320 engine developing 100 horsepower and driving two-bladed propeller in pusher configuration (Rustom-I); 2 x NPO-Saturn 36MT turboprop engines developing 100 horsepower each (Rustom-H).
Maximum Speed: 140mph (225kmh; 121kts)
Maximum Range: 217miles (350km)
Service Ceiling: 34,777ft (10,600m; 6.6miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 0 feet per minute (0m/min)
Generally none for Rustom-I and Rustom-H though the Rustom-II will be an armed UCAV-type aircraft, properly armed for the role.
Rustom-I - Prototype Model; medium-altitude version with 12-hour endurance; single Lycoming engine driving two-bladed propeller in pusher arrangement.