Maiden Flight Trial of SAHAYAK-NG, Air Droppable Container

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  • January 1, 2021
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Maiden Flight Trial of SAHAYAK-NG, Air Droppable Container

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Defence & Security

In news 

  • Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) along with Indian Navy conducted the successful maiden test trial of ‘SAHAYAK-NG’ off the coast of Goa.
  • It is India’s first indigenously designed and developed Air Dropped Container from IL 38SD aircraft (Indian Navy) 

Key takeaways 

  • The trial was conducted by Indian Navy to enhance its operational logistics capabilities and provide critical engineering stores to ships which are deployed more than 2000 km from the coast. 
  • It reduces the requirement of ships to come close to the coast to collect spares and stores. 
  • SAHAYAK-NG is an advanced version of SAHAYAK Mk I. 
  • The newly developed GPS aided air dropped container is having the capability to carry a payload that weighs upto 50 kg and can be dropped from heavy aircraft. 

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