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Indian infantry to get swarms of UAVs

28th January 2021 - 18:45 GMT | by Neelam Mathews in Delhi

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Spurred by UAVs being used in conflicts overseas, the Indian Army is exploring UAV swarms to attack an enemy.

A first-ever live demonstration of UAV swarms by the Indian Army during a parade on 15 January was a clear indication that the country is not treating its border conflicts lightly. 

Indeed, India is attempting to transform from a numbers-driven force to one inclined towards disruptive technologies.

The demonstration, in collaboration with Bengaluru-based start-up NewSpace Research and Technologies, featured a swarm of 75 indigenously designed AI-enabled UAVs that were led by a quadcopter explorer unit and small quadcopters that carried out offensive kinetic attacks on simulated targets. The UAVs also dropped supplies to troops on the ground.

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