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Indian Army loiters with intent

17th March 2020 - 22:30 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


The Indian Army released a global RfI on 6 March for approximately 100 man-portable loitering munitions that possess a line-of-sight range of at least 15km.

In the RfI document, the army stipulated that the airborne munition must ‘perform surveillance tasks by day and night and also execute pinpoint strikes with lethal munitions’ in all weather conditions. This indicates a thermal sensor for night-time use is necessary.

The weapons would potentially be used against ‘personnel and soft-skinned targets’.

The weapon’s ceiling cannot be lower than 4.5km, and it must have anti-jamming and anti-spoofing properties.

As well as being lightweight (specified as

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

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

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