Indian Army Orders High-Altitude Switch UAV

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  • 07:08 PM, January 18, 2021
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Indian Army Orders High-Altitude Switch UAV

The Indian Army has signed an approximately $20 million contract for undisclosed quantities of a high-altitude variant of locally-made SWITCH UAV which will be delivered over a period of 1 year.

Built by Mumbai-based ideaForge, SWITCH is a Fixed Wing VTOL (Vertical Take-off and Landing) UAV can be deployed at high altitude and harsh environments for day and night surveillance in Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions. It is man-portable and has the highest time on target compared to any other UAV in its class.

Speaking on the development, ideaForge CEO, Ankit Mehta said, “The trials saw about a dozen national and global players compete to meet
the operational requirements. SWITCH UAV is the only product that cleared the Indian Army's stringent product trials and surpassed expectations.”

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