ks_sachin wrote:Which drone?
not any existing but a large quadcopter or may be a combination of 3-4 that can carry large objects over small distances say few kms that can circumvent the absence of roads. we have many building blocks, light battery from ISRO, some experience on FBW/communication from Rustom/panchi etc. We can start with lower performance parameters. Not that I have any experience in this field, and may be this fits "design your drone better"
Last one from me on this:
my point being we make arty guns, we make fans, we make batteries, we have experience in control laws, avionics. We can make dummy guns with similar shape and size (if not those can be imported from russia or even china) Even if actual product fails we can make good progress.
Resource constraint might not be an issue:
1. Manpower: Invite those (-1)chai wallahs and other engineering grads who are are spending life watching GoT and other sitcoms. Draw some juice from the investment that gormint has made in subsidizing their education. I am sure there would be a sizeable no. who would not mind doing it for free just for learning. At least I would have done it in my summer break and some internship
2. Use old retired guns
3. Transportation & Equippoment is GoI india already. I am sure few 1000 round trips wont dent IR budget. Acco: there are already guest houses/colleges in summers /vacation time in key DRDO cities like Delhi/Bangalore/Hyd/Chennai/Pune etc.
4. I am sure GOI can afford few computers/laptops and other hard ware for students to try
I am hopeful we can come with something over a 5-10 year horizon. It need not be the best, ~50Km (assuming china would find it hard to go beyond 50 km in any place) or we taking in arty 50 Km in a single ride. And on Chinese side we can use their fabled infra. No need for fancy 1 in a million fail rate. Boost with our domestic arty guns and accumulation of ammo. If not guns it can certainly provide food and other things to troops.
would be faster than waiting for NHAI to build highways after getting clearances. Better in the sense tea-nese will find it hard to sustain their ingress with a proper infra and a good arti based hammering.