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Aero India 2019: SeaGuardians to India a test of endurance

22nd February 2019 - 23:00 GMT | by Helen Haxell in Bengaluru

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Like most government to government deals, they are enduring for all parties involved as requirements are honed in on and ironed out to meet the evolving battlespace of the future operator.

In June 2017, Washington approved the procurement of 22 non-weaponised General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) MQ-9B Guardian UAVs to New Delhi. The company was present at Aero India to showcase its unmanned techologies.

As time has progressed during negotiations, it seems the number of aircraft desired is in the 10-12 range.

The endurance test really lies with manufacturers who are all to aware of India’s bureaucracy.

However, it is

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Helen Haxell was Air Editor at Shephard Media, having joined in February 2016 as Editor …

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