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Indian Navy launches third UAV squadron

11th April 2012 - 11:06 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in London


The Indian Navy has announced that it is due to commission a third UAV squadron on 11 April.

In an effort to increase its surveillance capabilities, the Indian Navy Air Squadron (INAS) 344 will be based at the naval air station in the Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu, a navy release stated.

The squadron is tasked to conduct long endurance missions with advanced sensors as well as provision of stand-off surveillance, and will be controlled by Eastern Naval Command located at INS Parundu, ‘strategically located straddling Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay’, the statement said.

The squadron will be commissioned

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Beth Stevenson


Beth Stevenson

Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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