India's Current & Future UAVs & UCAVs

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They are mostly into quad copters, may be they do have others. I got excited cause he said male UAV.
Its either IdeaForge or Newspace(the ones working on HAL Wingman concept and Combat Air Teaming System)
 

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There was a discussion going on regarding the current design, how it was not a optimal one and a change is required. I think some ADE scientist presented a paper about the same in Aero India. But the same design is still in testing. Any large industrial house should be able to design the UAV easily for the current GSQR but none are coming forward? So situation is hopeless.
The 7th prototype is ready with improved aerodynamic features after evaluating the reason for the crash.ADE has also promised to reduce the weight by 260kgs and current engines would be replaced in the upcoming 3 more prototypes.After these IOC variants will be produced
 

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The 7th prototype is ready with improved aerodynamic features after evaluating the reason for the crash.ADE has also promised to reduce the weight by 260kgs and current engines would be replaced in the upcoming 3 more prototypes.After these IOC variants will be produced
Source for the same-
 

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Army looks to acquire US aerial vehicle to strengthen infantry
According to people in South Block aware of the development, the army is set to acquire 200 pieces of RQ-11 UAV, which can fly up to 10 kilometers at an altitude of 500 feet and speed up to 95 kilometre per hour.

The Indian army has set its eyes on acquiring hand-launched, remotely controlled unmanned aerial vehicle Raven from US and state-of-the-art Israeli Spike Firefly “loitering” ammunition to add lethality to its ground infantry apart from long-range precision artillery shells with a range of over 40 kilometres.

While the army is sharpening the teeth of its infantry, the air force will get five Rafael multi-role fighter jets from Paris this month, with another four to be used for training in France.

The Indian navy is all set to commission its second ballistic missile-firing nuclear submarine, INS Arighat, later this year.

According to people in South Block aware of the development, the army is set to acquire 200 pieces of RQ-11 UAV, which can fly up to 10 kilometers at an altitude of 500 feet and speed up to 95 kilometre per hour, to help infantry troops conduct reconnaissance of the battle theatre ahead and placement of enemy troops.


After the Indian army brought Spike Mark III anti-tank guided missiles from Israel as part of emergency purchases due to the Ladakh standoff with China, it is now buying firefly ammunition that can deliver a precision strike on enemy troops hiding within a range of one km.

The latest Firefly ammunition not only has loitering capability to locate a target but also can be called back if the target has moved beyond range.

While the IAF and Indian Army have been at the forefront of the Indian posture in Ladakh, the Indian Navy has been on the front foot in the Indian Ocean against Chinese warships.


According to senior military officials, the Navy through its Fusion Centre at Gurugram, has kept a close watch on the Indian Ocean throughout the Ladakh crisis and has been able muscle out six Chinese warships from the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean region.

“These ships were around Gwadar port in Balochistan. First three ships went back to China with Indian Navy closely watching them and then the remaining three also returned to their home country. Today, there is not a single Chinese warship in Indian Ocean,” said a senior military officer on condition of anonymity.

While the senior military commander talks on disengagement in Ladakh will take place this week, the troop withdrawal exercise from all the four stand-off points is currently on with verification on the ground.


While the Chinese People’s Liberation Army has tried to link the withdrawal with other conditions, Indian army commanders have made it clear that the disengagement is unconditional.
 

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Army looks to acquire US aerial vehicle to strengthen infantry
According to people in South Block aware of the development, the army is set to acquire 200 pieces of RQ-11 UAV, which can fly up to 10 kilometers at an altitude of 500 feet and speed up to 95 kilometre per hour.

The Indian army has set its eyes on acquiring hand-launched, remotely controlled unmanned aerial vehicle Raven from US and state-of-the-art Israeli Spike Firefly “loitering” ammunition to add lethality to its ground infantry apart from long-range precision artillery shells with a range of over 40 kilometres.

While the army is sharpening the teeth of its infantry, the air force will get five Rafael multi-role fighter jets from Paris this month, with another four to be used for training in France.

The Indian navy is all set to commission its second ballistic missile-firing nuclear submarine, INS Arighat, later this year.

According to people in South Block aware of the development, the army is set to acquire 200 pieces of RQ-11 UAV, which can fly up to 10 kilometers at an altitude of 500 feet and speed up to 95 kilometre per hour, to help infantry troops conduct reconnaissance of the battle theatre ahead and placement of enemy troops.


After the Indian army brought Spike Mark III anti-tank guided missiles from Israel as part of emergency purchases due to the Ladakh standoff with China, it is now buying firefly ammunition that can deliver a precision strike on enemy troops hiding within a range of one km.

The latest Firefly ammunition not only has loitering capability to locate a target but also can be called back if the target has moved beyond range.

While the IAF and Indian Army have been at the forefront of the Indian posture in Ladakh, the Indian Navy has been on the front foot in the Indian Ocean against Chinese warships.


According to senior military officials, the Navy through its Fusion Centre at Gurugram, has kept a close watch on the Indian Ocean throughout the Ladakh crisis and has been able muscle out six Chinese warships from the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean region.

“These ships were around Gwadar port in Balochistan. First three ships went back to China with Indian Navy closely watching them and then the remaining three also returned to their home country. Today, there is not a single Chinese warship in Indian Ocean,” said a senior military officer on condition of anonymity.

While the senior military commander talks on disengagement in Ladakh will take place this week, the troop withdrawal exercise from all the four stand-off points is currently on with verification on the ground.


While the Chinese People’s Liberation Army has tried to link the withdrawal with other conditions, Indian army commanders have made it clear that the disengagement is unconditional.
There is no Indian equivalent in this category? This seems to be a micro UAV. There should be lot off in country options. 😒
 

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There is no Indian equivalent in this category? This seems to be a micro UAV. There should be lot off in country options. 😒
There were private companies offering this but as usual what do u except from army .
 

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There were private companies offering this but as usual what do u except from army .
This is absurd mate, looks like atmanirbhar bharat is just going to be a slogan.

Google search throws many candidates. Here is one. But not sure how genuine they are.
 

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Indian Army is acquiring 200 pieces of RQ-11 UAV, which can fly up to 10 kilometers at an altitude of 500 feet and fly at 95 km/h per hour. From usa


Indian Army to procure indigenously designed target system 'Maneuverable Expendable Aerial Target' .


India all set to purchase 22 MQ-9 Predator B Sea Guardian maritime patrol remotely piloted aircraft from General Atomics for the Indian airforce and Indian navy

Rumour of 30 MQ-9 for 3Bn USD.
 

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Wait I don't remember exactly but weren't se supposed to buy micro drones from a hyderabad based start up.

Why rq-11?

MOD works in mysterious ways.


Exclusive: U.S.-supplied drones disappoint Ukraine at the front lines

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Millions of dollars’ worth of U.S.-supplied drones that Kiev had hoped would help in its war against Russian-backed separatists have proven ineffective against jamming and hacking, Ukrainian officials say.

The 72 Raven RQ-11B Analog mini-drones were so disappointing following their arrival this summer that Natan Chazin, an advisor to Ukraine’s military with deep knowledge of the country’s drone program, said if it were up to him, he would return them.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-ukraine-drones-exclusive-idUSKBN14A26D#:~:text=Exclusive: U.S.-supplied drones disappoint Ukraine at the front lines,-Phil Stewart&text=WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Millions of,and hacking, Ukrainian officials say.

also each Raven costs 45,000 USD. And yet MOD in all its wisdom wants to purchase it.
 

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I was talking about this.

Why are we wasting our money elsewhere when we already have homemade solutions.
No commission.
 

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I was talking about this.

Why are we wasting our money elsewhere when we already have homemade solutions.
I really dont get it. Are we as a Nation technically so backward that we cant even produce micro UAV's this purchase is actually an insult. Houthis are able to attack with drones! swarming drones, though may be helped by Iran but still its embarrassing. Why conduct fancy shows like aero India whats the purpose, for home delivery of foreign maal glorified Zomato? Other countries conduct such shows to show their prowess but we have these shows to help Foreign manufactures.
 

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I really dont get it. Are we as a Nation technically so backward that we cant even produce micro UAV's this purchase is actually an insult. Houthis are able to attack with drones! swarming drones, though may be helped by Iran but still its embarrassing. Why conduct fancy shows like aero India whats the purpose, for home delivery of foreign maal glorified Zomato? Other countries conduct such shows to show their prowess but we have these shows to help Foreign manufactures.
Sorry don't work without the commission's.
 

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Army looks to acquire US aerial vehicle to strengthen infantry
According to people in South Block aware of the development, the army is set to acquire 200 pieces of RQ-11 UAV, which can fly up to 10 kilometers at an altitude of 500 feet and speed up to 95 kilometre per hour.

The Indian army has set its eyes on acquiring hand-launched, remotely controlled unmanned aerial vehicle Raven from US and state-of-the-art Israeli Spike Firefly “loitering” ammunition to add lethality to its ground infantry apart from long-range precision artillery shells with a range of over 40 kilometres.



While the army is sharpening the teeth of its infantry, the air force will get five Rafael multi-role fighter jets from Paris this month, with another four to be used for training in France.

The Indian navy is all set to commission its second ballistic missile-firing nuclear submarine, INS Arighat, later this year.

According to people in South Block aware of the development, the army is set to acquire 200 pieces of RQ-11 UAV, which can fly up to 10 kilometers at an altitude of 500 feet and speed up to 95 kilometre per hour, to help infantry troops conduct reconnaissance of the battle theatre ahead and placement of enemy troops.


After the Indian army brought Spike Mark III anti-tank guided missiles from Israel as part of emergency purchases due to the Ladakh standoff with China, it is now buying firefly ammunition that can deliver a precision strike on enemy troops hiding within a range of one km.

The latest Firefly ammunition not only has loitering capability to locate a target but also can be called back if the target has moved beyond range.

While the IAF and Indian Army have been at the forefront of the Indian posture in Ladakh, the Indian Navy has been on the front foot in the Indian Ocean against Chinese warships.


According to senior military officials, the Navy through its Fusion Centre at Gurugram, has kept a close watch on the Indian Ocean throughout the Ladakh crisis and has been able muscle out six Chinese warships from the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean region.

“These ships were around Gwadar port in Balochistan. First three ships went back to China with Indian Navy closely watching them and then the remaining three also returned to their home country. Today, there is not a single Chinese warship in Indian Ocean,” said a senior military officer on condition of anonymity.

While the senior military commander talks on disengagement in Ladakh will take place this week, the troop withdrawal exercise from all the four stand-off points is currently on with verification on the ground.


While the Chinese People’s Liberation Army has tried to link the withdrawal with other conditions, Indian army commanders have made it clear that the disengagement is unconditional.
It was developed and tested in 2012

 

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UCAV for India! According to reports, decks for procurement of 30 Sea Guardians at over $3 Bln is finally cleared (by MoD) . Hoping to get official statement or confirmation soon.
 

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I really dont get it. Are we as a Nation technically so backward that we cant even produce micro UAV's this purchase is actually an insult. Houthis are able to attack with drones! swarming drones, though may be helped by Iran but still its embarrassing. Why conduct fancy shows like aero India whats the purpose, for home delivery of foreign maal glorified Zomato? Other countries conduct such shows to show their prowess but we have these shows to help Foreign manufactures.
Its not about money. Trust me. Our bureaucracy has a lot of honey trapped people. And promised safe haven in the west if shit hits the fan. Its an deliberate attempt at not letting the domestic industry grow. The private sector can give bribe money too. They can. But it's about wrecking our capability. Playing musical chairs with defence ministry helps these bureaucrats
 

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