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Indian Army receives its first swarm of UAVs

8th March 2023 - 03:20 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


The Indian Army has received its first 100-UAV swarm from an Indian technology company. (Image: NewSpace Research and Technologies)

NewSpace Research and Technologies has completed delivery of a UAV swarm to India's army.

Bangalore-based NewSpace Research and Technologies completed the delivery of a ‘swarm’ of 100 UAVs to the Indian Army this month. The army refers to them as autonomous surveillance and armed drone swarm (A-SADS).

Following an RfI published in mid-2021, a $15 million fast-track contract was awarded in September 2021, giving the Indian Army its first UAV swarms.

NewSpace Research and Technologies stated that all UAVs had been handed over by 2 March. They included two types of UAV – the Beluga hexacopter and Nimbus Mk-III quadcopter.

Both feature a 50km radius of operation and 3h endurance. Befitting the mountainous terrain

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

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

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