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  • February 20, 2023
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Context:  The Prime Minister has shared aerial coverage of Ground and Air display captured from indigenously developed Medium Altitude Long Endurance TAPAS UAV during rehearsal from a height of 12000 feet.

About TAPAS:

  • Tactical Airborne Platform for Aerial Surveillance-Beyond Horizon-201 (TAPAS BH-201) is a Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).
  • It is being developed in the country by Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE).
  • It operates at altitudes between 10,000 and 30,000 feet and has a flight endurance of up to 48 hours.
  • It has the capability to fly autonomously or via remote control, allowing for pre-programmed flight plans and operational use in daylight or darkness.
  • However, the Tapas BH-201 drone, equipped with foreign engines and mission sensors

Previous Year Questions

Q.1) With reference to Agni-IV Missile, which of the following statements is/are correct? (2014)

  1. It is a surface-to-surface missile.
  2. It is fuelled by liquid propellant only.
  3. It can deliver one-tonne nuclear warheads about 7500 km away.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  1. 1 only
  2. 2 and 3 only
  3. 1 and 3 only
  4. 1, 2 and 3

Source: Financial express


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