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India sends newly assembled MALE UAVs to Israel

2nd February 2024 - 15:48 GMT | by Neelam Mathews in New Delhi

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Adani-Elbit has become the first company to manufacture the Hermes 900 MALE UAV outside of Israel. (Photo: Adani Defence and Aerospace)

All three main branches of the Indian Armed Forces have been looking to enhance the number UAVs in their inventory.

The first private UAV manufacturing facility in India has delivered more than 20 Hermes 900 medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) UAVs to Israel, Shephard has learnt.

Hyderabad-based Adani-Elbit Advanced Systems India Ltd, a joint venture company between India’s Adani Defence and Aerospace and Israel’s Elbit Systems, became the first entity to manufacture the UAVs outside of Israel.

The UAVs were delivered complete with carbon composite aerostructures manufactured at the 50,000 sq. ft Adani facility in Hyderabad.

Manufacturing of the UAVs took place under a transfer of technology agreement “and strict supervision by Elbit Systems” which has a 49% share in the

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