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The Pawan is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by India's ADE (Aeronautical Development Establishment), a branch of DRDO for the Indian Armed Forces and the Israel Aircraft Industries. The Pawan will be comparable in size and capabilities to Israel's Elbit Hermes 180 and Silver Arrow drones. The 120-kilogram Pawan will have day-and-night surveillance capability, an endurance of five hours and a range of 150 kilometers.
ADE plans to build four Pawan prototypes under this development program, with Israel Aircraft Industries electro-optical sensors for the payload and its own stabilizer platform. The engine will be purchased from outside India.
Development costs of the short-range, vehicle-mounted Pawan were expected to be $33.2 million (U.S. dollars).
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