- Mar 24, 2009
Simple answer : No.‘Can these be used in the mountains to neutralize Chinese HIMSAR and their Light Tanks which they have positioned in the LAC in Ladakh?
Detailed Answer : Its extremely complicated and will be very difficult.
PHL-16 and Weishi Rockets PLAGF's equivalent of HIMARs has a range of 70-340km (depending on rockets).
Most of these current drones will have maximum range of 100km.
Bigger problem will be the PRC's anti-drone system deployed in the area of operation.
For swarm drones to be effective they need to be present in large number and the UAV's infrastructure will be targeted by enemy artillery.
We are currently testing of UAV that can operate at high altitude.