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: 31.17 ft (9.5 m)
Width: 67.59 ft (20.60 m)
Height: 7.87ft (2.40 m)
Weight (Empty): 3,968 lb (1,800 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 7,716 lb (3,500 kg)
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: 140 mph (225kmh; 121 kts)
Maximum Range: 217 miles (350km)
Service Ceiling: 34,777 ft (10,600 m; 6.6 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 0 feet-per-minute (0 m/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.