Indian Air Force’ Special Commando Units To Get Spy Drones

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Indian Air Force’ Special Commando Units To Get Spy Drones
Indian Air Force Garud Commando Special Forces During A Drill in Ahmedabad - 2014

Indian Air Force’ Garud special commando units will be armed with mini-drones to neutralize enemy outposts and high-value targets.

The armed forces as of now have over 200 drones that include Heron and Searcher-II used for long-range surveillance.

“The new 65 UAVs bought for 27 crore INR (US $4 million) are portable and for short-range surveillance covert operations around vital airbases.. The Indian Navy is still waiting for for the approval of two mini-submarines or chariots at a total cost of 2017 crores (US $303 million),” Times of India news daily reported quoting defense ministry sources as saying Tuesday.

The new drones have a built in endurance of over 30 minutes and are equipped with infro-red payloads.

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