Monday, August 08, 2022

Indian Army & Drone body tie up for using this tech in frontline regions, starting with the Himalayas

New Delhi: The Indian Army has tied up with Drone Federation of India (DFI) for "accelerating technology

development and indigenisation in the drone ecosystem. DFI and Army Design Bureau (ADB) have signed an MoU to collaborate on "roadmap planning, research, testing, manufacturing and adoption of drone, counter

drone and associated technologies that are to be utilised by the Indian Army in its operations."

As a first step of this collaboration, DFI and ADB are launching the “Indian Army’s Him-Drone-a-thon.” This program shall invite proposals for development of drone based solutions for supporting Indian Army operations in the harsh himalayan terrains. The ADB will provide mentoring and enable field visits to selected participants in order to give Indian industry an exposure of real-life operational scenarios.

Major General C S Mann, VSM, Additional Director General, Army Design Bureau, said: “This collaboration will help in providing a focused approach towards upgrading Indian drone manufacturing capabilities for meeting defence requirements. It will also enable companies to leverage the expertise on the subject within the Indian Army. We look forward to working together.”

08/08/22 Saurabh Sinh/Times of India

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