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Indian Army fast-tracks the acquisition of hundreds of UAVs

28th October 2022 - 00:58 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


This is the Netra V4 quadcopter that has already been supplied to the Indian Army. (IdeaForge)

Three different RfPs in close succession reveal the Indian Army's desperation to get UAVs into the hands of soldiers.

The Indian Army is on the hunt for various UAVs, as demonstrated by a flurry of three RfIs issued in late October via the ‘Buy (Indian)’ category of Delhi’s procurement regulations.

The first was a request for a technical and commercial proposal procurement of 750 state-of-the-art UAVs, this document being published on 25 October.

These UAVs will be operated by Parachute (Special Forces) battalions and will routinely be operated behind enemy lines. Able to operate day/night, they need the ability to scan a target area from which a 3D scanned image can be gleaned for special missions.

The UAVs will

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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