Thursday, July 05, 2018

Indian Army to soon get armed drones from Israel

Indian Army would soon have armed drones in its inventory. During the annual joint working group discussion between India and Israel held in South Block on Tuesday, both sides moved forward to finalise the deal to provide 10 Heron TP armed drones for Indian Army. The deal worth $400 million had been pending for over three years. 

The drones, to be acquired under 'Project Cheetah', will help the force hit target (enemy) with air-to-ground missiles after tracking it down.

Till date, Indian security forces use UAVs or drones only for surveillance and reconnaissance missions.

Only a few countries have armed drones, which include the US, the UK, China, Israel, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Somalia, and South Africa.
04/07/18  Pradip R Sagar/The Week

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