Indian Navy To Raise 2nd UAV Squadron Next Week

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    The Indian Navy will raise its 2nd UAV squadron INAS 343 Squadron in Porbandar (famous as the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi) next week. The squadron will operate Searcher Mk-II and Heron UAVs. A third squadron is expected to come up on the country's eastern seaboard later this year at the INS Parundu air station in Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu.

    Apart from more Herons, the Indian Navy is currently scouting for HALE UAVs as well as shipborne unmanned rotorcraft.
     
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    As long as we don't have a ship based platforms for these UAVs, their role remains limited.
     
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    Navy to commission UAVs squadron at Porbandar on Jan 17


    Ahmedabad, Jan 15 (PTI) Aiming to strengthen coastalsurveillance in Gujarat, the Indian Navy would commissionUnmanned Aerial Surveillance (UAV) squadron at Porbandar onJanuary 17, officials said today.

    "The squadron will comprise four units of twoIsraeli-made Searcher and Heron UAVs. It will help instrengthening our coastal surveillance in the Arabian Seaalong the coast of Gujarat," a senior Navy official said.

    This is the second squadron of UAVs to be deployed bythe Navy along the long coastline of the country. A similarsquadron was commissioned by Navy at its base in Kochi, acouple of years ago.

    Indian Navy is amongst the few elite forces in theworld to have deployed such squadrons for maritimesurveillance.

    Commissioning of Navy squadron in Porbandar assumesimportance due to the town''s proximity with Pakistan. (MORE)PTI VKB PD ABC

    http://news.oneindia.in/2011/01/16/navyto-commission-uavs-squadron-at-porbandar-on-jan17-aid0126.html
     
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