The spacecraft pictured is just a model, but accordingto IDRW India plans a vehicle to test reusable unmanned spacecraft technologies. TheRussian’s are also working on a reusable unmanned system.
Though the X-37B programme is shrouded insecrecy, its possible applications boggle the mind. Such spacecraft could be sent up quickly toreplace satellites shot down early in a war, and theoretically take evasiveaction if attacked. They could also have a role in guiding UAVs and UCAVs overenemy territory, and even carry weapons into space, either for attackingtargets on earth or for disrupting enemy satellites.