Adani Defence & Aerospace Presents Drishti 10 Starliner UAV to Indian Navy

Hyderabad:In a historic moment for indigenous defense capabilities, Adani Defence & Aerospace proudly unveiled the 'Drishti 10 Starliner Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV),' handing it over to the Indian Navy in Hyderabad on Wednesday.

The Drishti 10 Starliner boasts advanced intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities, featuring an impressive 36-hour endurance and a substantial 450 kg payload capacity. Notably, it is the only all-weather military platform with NATO's STANAG 4671 certification for airworthiness, permitting it to operate in both segregated and unsegregated airspace.

The UAV will now be transported to Porbandar for induction into naval maritime operations, marking a significant leap in India's pursuit of self-reliance in ISR technology and maritime supremacy.

Admiral R Hari Kumar, Chief of the Naval Staff, commended Adani's alignment with Navy's needs, establishing a robust ecosystem for 'Atmanirbharta' (self-reliance) in defense and security. He emphasized the transformative step towards India's self-sufficiency in ISR technology and maritime dominance.

Telangana Minister for IT and Industries D. Sridhar Babu praised Adani Defence & Aerospace for creating a vibrant ecosystem for unmanned systems, lauding the Adani Aerospace Park in Hyderabad as a world-class facility focused on innovation and indigenization.

Adani Group Chairman Mr. Gautam Adani's vision, as highlighted by the minister, is to contribute to making India scientifically, industrially, and economically advanced and self-reliant. Jeet Adani, VP of Adani Enterprises, expressed pride in serving the Indian Navy, positioning India on the global map for exports in intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance platforms.

Ashish Rajvanshi, CEO of Adani Defence & Aerospace, marked the handover of Drishti 10 Starliner UAV as a watershed moment in their journey toward self-sufficiency and indigenization of advanced technologies. Adani Aerospace Park stands as the country's first private-sector final assembly line for military-grade unmanned systems, contributing to over 70% indigenization.

This development underscores a significant stride towards enhancing India's naval capabilities and strengthening preparedness in maritime surveillance and reconnaissance, echoing the nation's commitment to technological leadership and self-reliance in defense manufacturing.


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