India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has invited global firms with capabilities in specific areas of design and development for conversion of 2 ton class Helicopters into Rotary Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (RUAV).
In a bid to accomplish requirement of unmanned platforms for Indian armed forces in fixed timeframe, “HAL desires to select risk sharing partners for development of specific technologies/systems to meet the overall requirement of developing the Unmanned Helicopter,” according to a document published by HAL.
HAL and Malat solution, a unit of Israel Aerospace Industries, were involved in developing rotor craft project since 2008 which did not yield the desired results.
Indian Navy is pursuing HAL to complete, if possible, the project in fixed timeline as it urgently needs such rotary UAV for futuristic warfare, Sputnik News reported today.
Indian Navy plans to induct strategic unmanned systems, including a fleet of high-altitude long-endurance (HALE) maritime UAVs as well as rotary-wing tactical UAS.
The increasing tendencies of the navies for autonomous operations is a reflection of the growing tensions in Asia-Pacific.
China’s deployment of high-tech drones, such as the Harbin BZK-005, has reinforced a perception in New Delhi that Chinese future military operations will focus on dominating Asia’s littorals,” said Indian Naval Commander Abhijit Singh(retired) of Delhi based think tank ORF.
HAL has produced Pilotless Target Aircraft (Lakshya) and is involved in maintenance of MALE & Tactical categories of UAVs. In addition HAL has designed indigenous mini UAV, which is undergoing extensive flight trials.
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The South Korean military plans to inform North Korean soldiers and civilians about the murder of their 'merciless' leader's half-brother through loudspeakers along the border, Yonhap News Agency said quoting a government official.Cross-border loudspeaker broadcasts are among the tools used by Seoul to carry out nonmilitary psychological warfare against Pyongyang
Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has established a second line series production of Tejas fighter jet. The new production line has come up at Aircraft Division in December 2016, with the facility being equipped with full-fledged assembly jigs
Thales has won a 74 million Euros contract to modernize Master radars over a period of 60 months for Swiss Air Force as part of the FLORAKO program. This contract will be the main order within the broader FLORAKO radars life extension project approved by the Swiss government in 2016, the company announced Wednesday
State-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) on Saturday launched the production of the 5.8 ton category Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) to fulfill an Indian MoD order for 15 helicopters
India's Hindustan Aeronautics Limited has targeted a revenue from operations to the tune of INR17900 Crore ($2.8Billion) during the 2017-18 fiscal year, which is claimed to be its highest ever
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