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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Sky Test: MAVs from NAL, ADE and private industries show their might at Hoskote lakebed near Bangalore

PHOTOS: Bhaktar Babu (Bangalore Beat) for AW/Tarmak007
 

Aviation Week | Bangalore | India | August 20, 2010

India’s combined might in designing, developing, integrating and test flying micro air vehicles was put on display near Hostoke lakebed outside Bengaluru Aug. 20, when five MAVs from government and industry were test flown.
Top scientists, engineers, designers and specialists from the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), Aeronautical Development Agency (ADE), private aerospace industries and academic institutions shared their expertise during the event. They were brought together under one umbrella by the National Design and Research Forum (NDRF), which is overseeing India’s Rs 100 crore ($21.5 million) joint National Program for MAVs (NP-MICAV).
The three government MAVs were the 12-in. span Black Kite designed by Roshan and Suraj and developed by NAL’s Propulsion Division; the 16-in. Golden Hawk, designed by Shashank and developed by NAL’s Experimental Aerodynamics Division EAD; and the 12-in. Pushpak, designed by Hemant and developed by NAL’s EAD. Live video was streamed to the base station during some flights.
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