nvishal wrote:brar_w wrote:
So this only buys you the drone? What about training, modifications to support Indian data-links, Indian SATCOM terminals etc, what about the sensor package and logistics? Any offsets involved? Taking a top line and dividing it by the projected number may work with the largely ignorant (on defense matters) MSM, but if you are discussing something in a forum that has a higher level of discourse then it is definitely not adding much imho
Obviously, the support cost is understood. But what I don't understand is that the cost of each drone and it's support cost is half and half(45+45m).
I don't understand why India would put 2 billion into this. Obviously, I do understand that finding out the ORBAT structure on the other side of border is important before war but wouldn't smaller hand throw drones be appropriate for the job?
Heron that crashed in China seems to have had its navigation controls jammed by the chinese.
Just curious..Is there a self destruct button for errant UAVs ? How is the data secured on the her on?