India is developing an Unmanned combat Air Vehicle for the Indian Air Force. Named the AURA (Autonomous Unmanned Research Aircraft) the design work on the UCAV is carried out by Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA). The ADA describes the AURA as a “self defending” high speed reconnaissance UAV with a “weapon firing capability”. The first images released as part of a presentation shows the UAV as having a stealth design. With the programme still in its project definition stage.It’s all fully in line with what former DRDO chief controller for Aeronautics said in 2007: that India’s combat drone would be a stealthy flying-wing concept aircraft with internal weapons and a turbofan engine.
The flight control system and data link packages of Aura (unmanned combat aerial vehicle) will be designed and developed jointly by ADE and Defense Electronic Application Laboratory.