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The Indian Army tested an indigenously developed loitering munition capable of operating from rugged terrain and high-altitude areas, successfully demonstrating its strike capability, per a recent Economic Times (ET) report.
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The new drone, known as the ALS 50, was developed by a team of young engineers at Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) and is designed to be a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) platform.
The ALS 50 has already proven its ability to operate from high-altitude areas during tests earlier this year in Ladakh.
The recent test occurred at the Indian Army’s Pokhran Firing Range in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. The drone accurately hit the ground target with an explosive warhead during trials, reported ET citing sources.