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UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

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Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Postby srai » 23 Oct 2017 04:30

Rakesh wrote:US 'considering' India's Request For Armed Drones For Air Force: Official
https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/us-cons ... al-1765536

Earlier this year, the Indian Air Force had requested the US for General Atomics Predator C Avenger aircraft; the IAF would need 80 to 100 units making it approximately a $8 billion deal

How does the IAF plan to use armed drones in the Indian context? It is not involved in aerial strikes against militants within India and isn't involved in strikes against targets (without air cover that is) in foreign countries.

IMO, bulk of the $8 billion could be spent elsewhere on higher priority items, like more LCA and Rafales. In-service Israeli Heron-II and under-development Indian Rustom-II look to be sufficient for mission requirements of M/HALE category.

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Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Postby Rakesh » 24 Oct 2017 23:56

Rex Tillerson Visit: Why Indian Navy Wants Unarmed American Drones
http://www.news18.com/news/india/rex-ti ... 55769.html

However, Indo-US interests will truly align in the Indian Ocean region. “No one nation can monitor the Indian Ocean by itself. It will be in American interest to have a nation of 2-3 nations, including India, with whom they can share intel. A drone can be an effective tool in monitoring the movement of Chinese aircraft carriers, for instance, in the Indian Ocean. Both US and India would want to keep Chinese activities under check in the Indian Ocean.”

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Postby Rakesh » 25 Oct 2017 01:59

US looks forward to completing Sea Guardian deal with India
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ne ... 199416.cms

Vivek Lall, chief executive of US and international strategic development at General Atomics, said sale of Sea Guardian drones is a significant step in cementing the US- India bilateral defence relationship. To be sold at an estimated cost of USD 2 billion, this would help create some 2,000 jobs in the US, he said. The Sea Guardian is a variant of the tested MQ-9 platform which allows for greater interoperability with US and allied forces, Lall said adding that its use that its use by the Indian Navy will also develop the country's credible capabilities, which is significant for Indian maritime security and naval power projection.

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Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Postby ramana » 25 Oct 2017 02:47

The jobs number is the standard 1000 jobs/ $1B sales.

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Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Postby srai » 25 Oct 2017 04:05

^^^
What percentage of that is being invested back in India as part of offsets? How many jobs is it creating in India?

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Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Postby Aditya_V » 25 Oct 2017 16:14

I think it is '0'offsets

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Postby brar_w » 25 Oct 2017 16:27

I think the GOI has introduced offset mandates for all foreign military sales. having said that, given General Atomic's size and portfolio they will struggle to offer comprehensive offsets without having to up the overall cost significantly. This is different from a company like Boeing which already has established relationships in India across commercial and defense OEMs and can simply increase orders for the same.

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Postby Manish_P » 06 Nov 2017 10:54

India’s 1st Drone Regulations Drafted

Civil Aviation Ministry has, for the first time ever, drafted rules and regulations for using drones in India



#1: Govt. has categorized 5 types of drones: nano, micro, mini, small and large, and the weights of these drones range from 250 gram to 150 kgs.

#2: Drones under 250 grams, which are called nano, won’t be required to have any security clearance for usage. Micro drones, which are 250 grams to 2 kgs, will have security clearance within 2 days.

#3: Drones are henceforth, allowed to be used for photography, medical uses, ad film making and more activities. E-commerce companies can use drones for home delivery and restaurants can use drones for food delivery.

#4: There shall be ‘no-drone’ zones at some specific, important locations like operational aerodromes across the country, within 5-kms radius of Vijay Chowk in New Delhi (because Parliament, Supreme Court and Rashtrapati Bhawan is situated there). Besides, drones won’t be allowed within 500 meters of strategic political and military locations, from mobile platforms such as car, ship or air craft; and national parks and wildlife sanctuaries (unless approved by Environment Ministry).

#5: Except Nano Drones, all other types of drones will be required different clearances from various departments. Air defense clearance is must, so that security authorities are aware of the route of the drone.

#6: However, drones which are less than 2 kg, and flying within 200 meters, can fly without any clearance, once registered with the Civil Aviation Ministry. In future, Govt. may allow drones for carrying passengers as well! (Uber, please take notice)

#7: Govt. has said that strict privacy protection laws will be implemented, for using drones. The operator of drones cannot film or record anyone, without permission, and the the route cannot be altered, once approved.

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Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Postby JayS » 06 Nov 2017 12:05

https://twitter.com/SJha1618/status/920913696611647488

The @DRDO_India airborne synthetic aperture radar is currently undergoing tests. Here is what the Rustom-H configuration looks like.


Image in tweet.

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Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Postby Indranil » 22 Nov 2017 05:00

I have a feeling that ADE is designing a jet-powered UAV. Or may be a new iteration of Nirbhay. But most likely, it is the first.

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Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Postby Indranil » 03 Dec 2017 01:51

Now this is a very welcome change. I have been suggesting this for a while now. One cannot build a parallel to HAL in a couple of years. It has to be built ground up. Start from medium sized UAVs, light trainers and transport and move up. SEF does not build capability. It just lines some already wealthy pockets.

https://www.livefistdefence.com/2017/11/imports-iffy-indian-army-scouts-60-all-indian-spy-drones.html

1. Am I sensing a change in tone of Shiv Aroor's recent articles towards desi hardware. If yes, it is welcome.
2. ADE has its work cutout. Here comes competition.

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Postby Thakur_B » 03 Dec 2017 08:37

Indranil wrote:I have a feeling that ADE is designing a jet-powered UAV. Or may be a new iteration of Nirbhay. But most likely, it is the first.


HAL had plans for one with a wingspan of 30 meters (avenger for comparison has a wingspan of 20 meters) and an endurance of 50 hours. I suppose that is where HTFE-25 fits in.
http://www.spsmai.com/exclusive/?id=4&q=HAL-scouts-partner-for-new-UAV-family

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Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Postby Indranil » 03 Dec 2017 11:26

HTFEs first target was jet trainers.

HAL is screwdrivering sone Israeli drones. The true drone revolution is actually happening in the private sector, not so much among the big guys. But the smaller ones.

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Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Postby Aditya_V » 07 Dec 2017 15:06

Even the Chinese claim it crashed.

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Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Postby manjgu » 07 Dec 2017 15:56

a Tv channel is showing a program on Omnipresent Tech ..a UAV startup of 3 ex IITans....

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Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Postby Rakesh » 07 Dec 2017 20:37

The Indian drone that crashed in China could be a goldmine for Chinese weapons engineers
https://theprint.in/2017/12/07/if-the-f ... echnology/

By Air Vice Marshal Manmohan Bahadur (Retd)

The news we are waiting for is whether the UAV crashed on its own or more worryingly, was brought down by the Chinese.

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Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Postby srai » 07 Dec 2017 20:55

^^^
The Chinese clone is coming :P

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Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Postby Eric Leiderman » 07 Dec 2017 21:07

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/drone-d ... eststories

indian private industry showing its capability.

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Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

Postby Rakesh » 09 Dec 2017 22:10

Drone Designed By Indian Start-Up Could Track China's Military Moves
https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/drone-d ... es-1784952

NewSpace Research and Technologies did all research and development of the aircraft in-house, which is being validated by aerospace major Boeing


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