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India develops its first man-portable tethered UAV

24th March 2020 - 00:30 GMT | by Neelam Mathews in Delhi

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With armed and unarmed UAVs for the military a focus under the ‘Make in India’ initiative for defence equipment, Bengaluru-based Dynamatic Technologies Limited (DTL) has developed a prototype – called the Patang (meaning ‘Kite’) – of the country’s first indigenous man-portable tethered UAV.

DTL has applied for intellectual property rights for the concept, though not for production, for its day/night ISR platform. The tethered UAV presently weighs 15kg and can be carried in a backpack.

Lt Gen (ret) Sanjeev Madhok, head of DTL’s Defence Business, told Shephard: ‘We are working on the prototype to further reduce the weight. When …

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