DRDO’s Aeronautical Test Range inaugurated
Defence Minister Arun Jaitley inaugurated DRDO’s Aeronautical Test Range facilities at Challakare, Chitradurga on 28 May 2017. Speaking on the occasion the Minister emphasised that this major national facility would well serve the country’s defence preparedness. He was optimistic that the high tech entities being set up would give a major boost to the eco system of this region and enable it to “earn a place in the global map”. ATR is the key facility for integrating and testing various Unmanned Aerial Vehicles as well as to test various aeronautical systems being developed by the Aero Cluster Laboratories of DRDO.