- Aug 20, 2010
Think of the Israelis and Americans :'(Definitely not a good option. They need to invest in rapidly making a domestic alternative. 6 UCAVs would do squat.
We need dozens of them in case the stand-off goes into a run-in.
ADFCR? We have developed adfcr but still importing it? We are self sufficient in this area I don't get it.India & Israel to co-develop hi-tech weapon systems
India and Israel now plan to further crank up their already expansive defence partnership by going in more co-development and co-production projects of high-tech weapon systems and exporting them to other friendly countries.
A new sub-group to promote such joint projects, under the overarching joint working group on defence cooperation headed by Indian defence secretary and his Israeli counterpart, was set up on Thursday.
The main focus of the sub-working group (SWG) on defence industrial cooperation will be on transfer of technology, co-development and co-production, technology security, Artificial Intelligence, innovation and joint export to third countries.
Israel has been among the top four arms suppliers to India for almost two decades now, notching military sales worth around $1 billion every year. “With the Indian defence industry now also becoming stronger, the need was felt for the two countries to establish more R&D, co-development and co-production projects,” said a senior official on Friday.
“Israel is a world leader in missiles, sensors, cyber-security and various defence sub-systems,” he added. The SWG will be headed by Sanjay Jaju, joint secretary (defence industries production) in the Indian defence ministry and Eyal Calif, director Asia & Pacific from the Israeli one.
This comes at a time when the Indian armed forces are inducting the next-generation Barak-8 surface-to-air missile systems under three joint DRDO-Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI) projects worth over Rs 30,000 crore.
Israeli companies like IAI, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, Elbit and Elta Systems have also formed seven joint ventures with Indian companies. An MoU, for instance, was inked between the Kalyani Group and Rafael on Thursday.
The secretive bilateral military ties, which grew after Israel rushed emergency arms supplies to India during the 1999 Kargil conflict, have largely come out of the closet after the Modi government came to power in 2014.
The Indian armed forces have inducted a wide array of Israeli weapon systems over the years, which range from Phalcon AWACS (airborne warning and control systems) and Heron, Searcher-II and Harop drones to Barak anti-missile defence systems and Spyder quick-reaction anti-aircraft missile systems.
The acquisitions also include a host of Israeli missiles and precision-guided munitions, from Python and Derby air-to-air missiles to Crystal Maze and Spice-2000 bombs. The Spice-2000 penetration bombs, in fact, were used by Indian Mirage-2000s fighters to bomb the JeM facility at Balakot in Pakistan in February last year.
There are several other Indian defence deals in the pipeline for Israel. The IAF, for instance, is looking to seal the long-pending over $1.5 billion deal to acquire two more “Phalcon” AWACS or “eyes in the sky”.
The Rajnath Singh-led defence acquisitions council last month also decided to fast-track `Project Cheetah’ to arm the Heron drones with laser-guided bombs, air-to-ground anti-tank missiles and other precision-guided munitions as well as advanced reconnaissance capabilities for around Rs 3,500-crore, as was reported by TOI.
add loitering munitions to the list.. technically they are UAVs as well.According to various even livefist sources, in 2019 a 1:7 version called swift is supposed to fly and in 2020, metal cutting has to be started and roll out in 2021. Guess we are behind schedule as well. I downplayed the importance of drones, but this Armenian Azerbaijan conflict is changing heads. Even Pakistan is concentrating more on power multipliers than us.
We need more Awacs, EW and jamming systems, micro, mini and male drones.
That's a NPTEL (National Platform for Technology Enhanced Learning) video, because I have my certs from IITs as well. So this video is shown is a grave mistake especially if UAV related information are being taught to college students in the public facing internet. However I guess, its all opensource now.
It has been already flown i guessAccording to various even livefist sources, in 2019 a 1:7 version called swift is supposed to fly and in 2020, metal cutting has to be started and roll out in 2021. Guess we are behind schedule as well. I downplayed the importance of drones, but this Armenian Azerbaijan conflict is changing heads. Even Pakistan is concentrating more on power multipliers than us.
We need more Awacs, EW and jamming systems, micro, mini and male drones.
"The broad scope of work across multiple phases / milestones will include engineering, manufacturing, assembly & integration of a large airframe (approximate structural weight of about 3 tons, including metallic and composite parts) of an experimental UAV."
"the ADE projected a requirement to develop a retractable landing gear system for 1 ton class Stealth Wing Flying Testbed (SWiFT) UAV, which is under development. SWiFT UAV is a Technology Demonstrator and is a scaled-down version of Ghatak UCAV (Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle)."
Well. We have loud mouth. Don't we? Except for the ATV programme and to an extent missile programme all others are easily becoming open source. If it had flown we would have known.It has been already flown i guess
Now they're probably working on 1:1 scale model
This program has ultimate secrecy so you won't know
Other nations have non stealthy UCAVs flying as well. We have none. Ghatak was started long before many countries announces stealth UAV projects. The primary mistake we made was to try to jump to stealth UAVs when we have issues even with normal non stealthy non weaponized MALE drones. When that non complex technology is mastered, it would be easier to move on to stealth drones.Many are complaining here that ghtak ucav is late....
Guys only 2 stealthy ucav are flying ...and both nations have made 5 th gen fighter s too
We are well behind them
Ok swift is a ucav......it's a 1 ton td of Ghatak ucav.....and Ghatak will be a 10 ton ucav.and the landing gear drop test of swift will happen in 9 months
And swift will have internal weapon bay too....
And let me confirm you that ....swift will fly with an Indian engine.......
Again' on rustom 2
I believe user trial of rustom2 already happened
And a rustom 2 with 220hp engine also planned (may be for ucav version)
Exactly, eg landing gears being splashed around the media.Well. We have loud mouth. Don't we? Except for the ATV programme and to an extent missile programme all others are easily becoming open source. If it had flown we would have known.
There are not many UAV test ranges in our country. Just 2.
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