India all set to procure Predator drone from US after MTCR membership

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    New Delhi: India is all set to become a member of Missile Technology Control Regime(MTCR) as all hurdles related to its membership have been cleared
    After this announcement, India and the US are likely to quicken their discussion on the sale of Predator drones for the Indian military.

    The CIA prefers using the Predator series of unmanned aircraft in a number of operations. The drone recently eliminated the Taliban leader in Afghanistan.
    Member countries of MTCR "have agreed that India should be a member," a senior administration official said on Tuesday, adding that all the hurdles in this regard were cleared.

    "There was a silent procedure that ended just, which passed successfully indicating that there is consensus for India to join the MTCR," the senior administration official said requesting anonymity.
    "There are still technical procedures that may still be in play. But politically the decision has been made," the official said within a few hours after the Obama-Modi meeting at the White House.

    The meeting lasted for more than two hours including a working lunch.

    "India has applied for membership to MTCR," Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar said.

    India becoming a member of MTCR is expected to pave the way for increased defence trade and technology transfer between India and the US. India has shown a keen interest in purchasing armed drones from the US.
    However, the US has not made a decision in this regard so far, the senior administration official said

    "MTCR did prevent us from certain forms of cooperation. It would help India to continue to advance its non-proliferation leadership in the world," the US official said.
    http://zeenews.india.com/news/india...ne-from-us-after-mtcr-membership_1893061.html
     
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    I heard its the Avenger drone we are interested in ? Are we going for both?
     
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    The General Atomics Avenger (formerly Predator C) is a developmental unmanned combat air vehicle built by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems for the U.S. military......

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Atomics_Avenger
     
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    India asks US for Predator C drones
    New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) India has formally asked the United States for Predator C Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles (UCAVs), a leading defence journal says.
    Reliable sources told India Strategic (www.indiastrategic.in) that the Predator C requirement has been mentioned at a very high level during Prime MinisterNarendra Modi 's just-concluded visit to Washington . Now that India is getting into the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), President Barack Obama will ask the State and Defense Departments to consider the Indian request.

    Predator C is made by General Atomics Aeronautical System Inc . (GA-ASI), which has already offered an unarmed version, Predator XP, to the Indian Air Force (IAF) and Indian Navy for reconnaissance purposes.

    The number of drones required by India is not known but the UCAV, also known asAvenger , will be operated by the Indian Air Force which, in any case, is also short of manned combat jets. In the troubled terror-infested environment around India, a combination of manned and unmanned precision strike aircraft and systems is an immediate necessity.

    The IAF had, in fact, asked the Ministry of Defence for strike drones - or UCAVs - at least six or seven years ago.
    Avenger is a further development of the MQ 9 Reaper, which is extensively used by the US CIA to neutralise terrorists with precision strikes and minimum collateral damage.
    Avenger has a turboprop engine, some stealth features, a highly sophisticated Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) for reconnaissance and targeting and can carry air-to-ground missiles like the Hellfire. It can be controlled from anywhere in the world through satellite connectivity.

    Notably, although a strike drone like the Predator C has no onboard pilot, its operation requires a couple of people at the control station to monitor the target area and then to command the machine to shoot after due verification.
    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...or-Predator-C-drones/articleshow/52673203.cms

     
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    India asks US for Predator C drones
     
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    India is in Talks with US to Buy 40 Armed Drones from General Atomics
     
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    Confirmed: India ask US for Predator C Drones
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    Predator C drone, Predator drone Predator C is made by General Atomics Aeronautical System Inc, which has already offered an unarmed version, Predator XP, to IAF and Indian Navy
    Predator C requirement has been mentioned at a very high level during PM Narendra Modi's just-concluded visit to Washington.

    India has formally asked the United States for Predator-C Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles (UCAVs), a leading defence journal says.
    Reliable sources told India Strategic that the Predator C requirement has been mentioned at a very high level during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s just-concluded visit to Washington. Now that India is getting into the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), President Barack Obama will ask the State and Defense Departments to consider the Indian request.
    Predator C is made by General Atomics Aeronautical System Inc. (GA-ASI), which has already offered an unarmed version, Predator XP, to the Indian Air Force (IAF) and Indian Navy for reconnaissance purposes.
    The number of drones required by India is not known but the UCAV, also known as Avenger, will be operated by the Indian Air Force which, in any case, is also short of manned combat jets. In the troubled terror-infested environment around India, a combination of manned and unmanned precision strike aircraft and systems is an immediate necessity.
    The IAF had, in fact, asked the Ministry of Defence for strike drones – or UCAVs – at least six or seven years ago. Avenger is a further development of the MQ 9 Reaper, which is extensively used by the US CIA to neutralize terrorists with precision strikes and minimum collateral damage.

    Avenger has a turboprop engine, some stealth features, a highly sophisticated Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) for reconnaissance and targeting and can carry air-to-ground missiles like the Hellfire. It can be controlled from anywhere in the world through satellite connectivity.
    Notably, although a strike drone like the Predator C has no onboard pilot, its operation requires a couple of people at the control station to monitor the target area and then to command the machine to shoot after due verification.
    http://www.indiandefensenews.in/2016/06/confirmed-india-asks-us-for-predator-c.html
     
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    India makes high level request for the armed Predator C Avenger UCAV.
     
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    Great, around 2-3 Sqds of these are a good number, useful for various unconventional ops
     
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    Why is India looking for Predator-C and not Global Hawk . I read somewhere that Global Hawk can spy and find enemy missile silos and much more . This could be a great addition .

    Predator-c can also spy , but is an attacking UAV (UCAV category) . Doesnt matter how many time Pakis do a Mumbai , we r not going to use Predators coz they do not hv NFU of nuke weapons . Though it might actually be effective in other wars .
     
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    what is the power source in these UAVs .. battery?fuel?
     
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    Get into wikipedia u ll get the answer...
     
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    Modi's Pawan Putra 'Predator drone'
     
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    Indian Killing Machine Predator Avenger Drone
     
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    India’s Quest for American Avenger Drones
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    India in last few months has been sending feelers in American Political and diplomatic circles on its interest to acquire jet-powered General Atomics developed Unmanned combat capable Predator C aka Avengers drones and as per recent media reports India has officially has asked the United States to export 100 armed Predator C Avengers to India . General Atomics Avenger is Stealthy unmanned combat air vehicle powered by a turbofan engine which features reduced radar and heat signature also comes with other features such as internal weapons storage, Six external hard points,Triple-redundant avionics,also has on board avionics like Synthetic Aperture Radar and AESA Sensors and can perform wide-area surveillance, time-sensitive strike missions over land or sea, and a host of other challenging military missions. In Short Avenger UCAV is not a weapon system ideally will be used to take out Terrorist or Maoists hideouts within its own territory but more of a weapon system which can be used to carry out sneaky cross-border raids on Terrorist camps or infrastructure while avoiding detection by enemy radars to ensure survivability of the drone in a contested environment. India has made its intention pretty clear to United states that Stealthy Avenger UCAV if supplied to India will lead the first wave of Cross-border raids against Terrorist camps/infrastructures and also might be used to take out enemy air defence systems or deep targets in the event of full-scale war. U.S. government late last year cleared General Atomics’ proposal to market the unarmed Predator XP drones to India and has a first step plans to acquire nearly 40 drones for surveillance and monitoring of its border areas and coastlines for its Air force and Navy . Even though India already has in its possession few hundred of Israeli supplied drones order for unarmed Predator XP drones by India is seen as first steps in acquiring Avengers in a long term . India will also be taking deliveries of 10 armed Heron TP drones from Israel this year and is also investing in the development of Armed variant of Rustom-2 HALE Class UCAV in near future . DRDO also plans to develop its own stealth combat drones or UCAVs (unmanned combat aerial vehicles), which will be capable of firing missiles and precision-guided munitions at enemy targets and possession of Avengers UCAV with India might allow its engineers to get a better understanding of Jet powered UCAVS. General Atomics developed Avenger UCAVs is yet to be ordered by US Military and according to media reports Pentagon has acquired only one drone for Internal testing and evaluation purpose but still has not made up its mind whether it will be placing orders for the drone yet and on other hand officials from General Atomics have been pressuring Americans State Department officials to let it pursue India’s Interest in acquiring Avenger UCAVs which will help them crack first sales orders for its Avenger UCAVs which officials believe might eventually lead to bigger orders from US Military and its allies .
    But now the question remain will United states will be keen on supplying such offensive weapons system to India which can start a nuclear conflict in the region ? an offensive weapons systems which both Pakistan and China will object to ? to that Americans should come out of their ostrich-like attitude adopted by them on export of its drone technology to its allies since they don’t find anything wrong in supply of Apache Gunships or their desire to supply India with American jets then they should also not have problem with supply of Armed Drones to India.
    http://idrw.org/indias-quest-for-american-avenger-drones/
     
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    Watch: Predator Avenger Drone to protect Indian sky against terror
     
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    INDIA wants to buy the Next Generation Stealth Predator C Avenger from USA
     
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