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DRDO conducts flight demonstration of Controlled Aerial Delivery System

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DRDO conducts flight demonstration of Controlled Aerial Delivery System
Flight Demonstration of Controlled Aerial Delivery System (CADS-500) of 500kg by DRDO (Image : Twitter @DRDO)



The Defence Research and Development Organisation’s R&D lab conducted a flight demonstration of Controlled Aerial Delivery System of 500 kg capacity (CADS-500) on Saturday, the Ministry of Defence said.

The system, developed by Aerial Delivery Research and Development Establishment (ADRDE) in Agra, was para-dropped from an AN32 aircraft and then steered to the predesignated landing point in autonomous mode. Eleven paratroopers of the Indian Army and Indian Air Force chased the CADS-500 in the air and landed simultaneously at the drop zone in Malpura from an altitude of 5,000 metres.

The CADS-500 is used for precise delivery of payload up to 500 kgs at a predetermined location by making use of manoeuvrable capabilities of the Ram Air Parachute (RAP).

It uses Global Positioning System for the coordinates, altitude and heading sensors for the heading information during its flight.

The CADS, with its onboard electronics unit, autonomously steers its flight path using waypoint navigation towards target location by operating controls.

The flight demonstration was part of a series of activities to celebrate ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, commemorating 75 years of India’s independence.

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