ANI Photo | Indian Air Force’s C-17 Aircraft successfully airdrops heavy platform

A C-17 transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force airdropped an indigenously developed heavy platform that can carry a maximum load of over 22 tonnes, officials said on Wednesday.
“In a major milestone on its path towards Atmanirbhar Bharat, an extra-long and heavy platform, indigenously developed by ADRDE & capable of carrying approximately 45000 Lbs of load, was successfully air-dropped during trials from an IAF C-17 aircraft,” the Indian Air Force said in a post on X.

The Aerial Delivery Research and Development Establishment (ADRDE) is a premier defence research laboratory.
According to the Indian Air Force, capable of carrying multiple such platforms, the combat capabilities of C-17 aircraft will be further enhanced in its varied missions to air-deliver critical loads to troops on the ground

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