DRDO Rustom-II Technical Specifications
Service Year: 2018
Type: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
National Origin: India
Manufacturer(s): Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) - India
Production Total: 3
Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)
Operating Crew (Typical): 0
Overall Length: 31.17 feet (9.5 meters)
Overall Width: 67.59 feet (20.60 meters)
Overall Height: 7.87 feet (2.40 meters)
Weight (Empty): 3,968 lb (1,800 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 7,716 lb (3,500 kg)
Installed Power and Standard Day Performance
Propulsion: 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 (225 kph; 121 knots)
Maximum Range: 217 miles (350 km)
Service Ceiling: 34,777 feet (10,600 meters; 6.59 miles)
Armament / Mission Payload
Generally none for Rustom-I and Rustom-H though the Rustom-II will be an armed UCAV-type aircraft, properly armed for the role.
Global Operators / Customers
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
Rustom-I - Prototype Model; medium-altitude version with 12-hour endurance; single Lycoming engine driving two-bladed propeller in pusher arrangement.
Rustom-H - High-Altitude variant with 24-hour endurance; twin turboprop-powered design.
Rustom-II - Armed UCAV variant based on the Rustom-H model.