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Indian Army issues call for more UAVs

20th October 2022 - 03:00 GMT | by Neelam Mathews in Delhi

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The facility in India for manufacture of the Hermes is the only one of its kind outside Israel. (Photo: Adani Defence and Aerospace)

The Indian military has released a batch of RfPs, EoIs and notifications for a range of urgently needed UAV types.

The Indian Army has released a technical and commercial proposal to procure 163 logistics UAVs with a payload of more than 15kg for high-altitude operations.

Another RfP for 200 medium-altitude UAVs weighing more than 100kg and with a minimum payload capacity of 20kg was also released simultaneously on 17 October.

Both appeared through the fast-track procedure as emergency procurements. The deadline for submissions is 16 November.

Both types require a range of 10km and must be at least 60% indigenous.

Separately, an acceptance of necessity for five sets of swarming surveillance and armed UAVs for desert and plains operations, plus

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