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Aero India 2021: Indian MRO opportunities for UAVs on the rise

8th February 2021 - 04:00 GMT | by Neelam Mathews in Delhi

As UAVs proliferate in the Indian military, future opportunities will abound for their indigenous maintenance and support.

Remotely piloted aircraft systems are the immediate requirement of mechanised infantry, according to a seminar held by the Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers at Aero India 2021 to identify opportunities for private industry.

Maj Gen A.K Suri, Additional Director General of Army Aviation, said, ‘Micro- and mini-drones, quadcopters and loitering munitions at the tactical level enhance the capability of the infantry.’

A senior Indian Army official told Shephard: ‘The Indian Army is out of the shackles from procuring only from HAL. The stage is now open to all private manufacturers. We are looking for MRO for drones. One facility ...

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