Challakere sources have stated that Defense Minister Arun Jaitley inaugurated the country’s primary aeronautical research facility at Challakere in Chitradurga district on Sunday with the assertion that maintaining optimal defense preparedness was crucial.
It was stated that the Aeronautical Test Range will host several unmanned aerial vehicles which will be tested and integrated in this remote facility before being inducted by the Armed Forces.
Mr. Arun Jaitley said “The entire gamut of the country’s aeronautical defense
preparedness will be tested in this area. A major national facility has been
made operational today".
Jaitley added that the 4,090-acre campus, the first of its kind, would also bring “change” to the region. “The two most important requirements for facilities like these are the availability of trained manpower and the creation of an ecosystem which promotes research. In Chitradurga now there are many national institutes which are setting up campus. This will elevate the region".