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Controlled Aerial Delivery System                                                                                  

21st December, 2021 Security and Defence


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Context: Defence DRDO conducts flight demonstration of Controlled Aerial Delivery System.

About CADS-500:

  • It is used for precise delivery of payload upto 500 kgs at predetermined location by making use of manoeuvrable capabilities of Ram Air Parachute (RAP).
  • It uses Global Positioning System for the coordinates, altitude and heading sensors for the heading information during its flight.
  • The CADS, with its onboard electronics unit, autonomously steers its flight path using waypoint navigation towards target location by operating controls.