New Delhi, 28 August 2021, Saturday
The US has said that the mastermind of the suicide attack outside Kabul airport and an Islamic State terrorist were killed in a drone strike.
The US has used a drone named Ripper for the attack. Ripper Drone has proved to be an infallible weapon for America and with time this Brahmastra is becoming even more lethal.
According to a newspaper report, 2000 attack drones will be purchased in the world in the next 10 years. India has also shown interest in buying Ripper drones. The United States recently asked India to clarify its position on the ₹3 billion deal.
Ripper drones can fit lethal weapons. It also includes laser-guided and air-to-surface Hellfire missiles. Since the laser is guided, the aim of this missile is precise. The drone is also capable of dropping bombs up to 1700 kg.
The United States has previously used drones to assassinate Iran’s top military official, General Qasem Soleimani.
Here are some other features of the Ripper Drone
It is operated by 2 remote pilots and a sensor operator.
Its tank can be filled with 2200 liters of fuel
The maximum speed is 368 kilometers per hour.
Can fly a maximum of 1800 km at a time.
Can carry a weapon weighing 1700 kg.
Can fly at a maximum altitude of 50,000 feet.
It is 66 feet long and 12.5 feet high.