It is planned to fly these drones alongside manned aircraft to help extend the aircraft’s sensing range and to also provide an additional weapons bay. The UAS will have a conventional take-off and landing.
India is looking at two variants. One for the Navy and the other for the Army and the IAF. India has, so far, been studying the MQ9B-Sky Guardian and the Sea Guardian, models of the company. However, some of the drones will the latest variant of the predator family called the MQ-9A block 5, that has been successfully tested for anti submarine warfare (ASW) capability in January this year.
Doing a ‘ski-jump’ take off is needed for Short Take-Off But Arrested Recovery (STOBAR) operations off the carriers. The ability to do STOBAR operations is listed as a requisite in the January 2018 Request for Information (RFI) by the Indian Navy. It had sought 57 deck-based fighters for an estimated cost of about 95000 crores (USD 9.5 Billion
The US headquartered company’s India office, tweeted an image of the helicopter painted with round logo depicting Indian colours. It was done to mark ‘Navy day’ observed by the Indian Navy on December 4.
Historically, Indo-US relations held a promise in the 1960s when President Kennedy and Prime Minister Nehru were at the helm but were held hostage to apprehensions for about four decades.
IDD Bureau US giant Boeing has completed delivery of all new AH-64E Apache and CH-47F(I) Chinook military helicopters to the Indian Air Force (IAF). The final five of the 22 Apache attack helicopters were handed over to the IAF at Air Force Station, Hindan, located just east of the national capital in New Delhi in
IDD Bureau US based General Atomics (GA), maker of armed drones which India is considering for purchase, has appointed Dr Vivek Lall as the Chief Executive of General Atomics Global Corporation at its headquarters in San Diego, California. With Dr. Lall’s expertise, GA Global looks to expand its global footprint for managing sales, service, and
IDD Bureau The Indian Air Force has been using the C-130J Super Hercules aircraft to great effect for military usage, in the process several milestones are getting created for the iconic plane manufactured by US giant Lockheed Martin. The IAF, On May 3, flew a pair of C-130 J from Srinagar in the northern part
IDD Bureau Continuing to provide cutting edge equipment to its ally India, the US has notified the possible sale of 10 Harpoon missiles and also 16 MK 54 Torpedoes coupled with three MK 54 exercise Torpedoes kits, collectively costing $ 155 Million ( approx Rs 1162 crore) The AGM-84L Harpoon Block II air launched anti-ship
IDD Bureau India’s has finally decided to go ahead with the deal to get 24 of the MH 60R helicopters for $ 2.6 billion ( Rs 18200 crore) from US company Lockheed Martin under the foreign military sales route okayed by the US Administration. The decision was okayed by the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS)