CADS-500 – UPSC Prelims

Controlled Aerial Delivery System of 500 kg capacity(CADS-500):
  • CADS-500 has been developed by Aerial Delivery Research and Development Establishment (ADRDE), a DRDO Lab located in Agra.
  • Purpose: It is used for precise delivery of payloads up to 500 kgs at a predetermined location by making use of manoeuvrable capabilities of the Ram Air Parachute(RAP).
  • Features: CADS-500 uses Global Positioning System(GPS) for the coordinates, altitude and heading sensors for the heading information during its flight. It also has an onboard electronics unit that autonomously steers its flight path using waypoint navigation towards the target location by operating controls.
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