Russia developing carrier-based drones, will get 100 new Navy aircraft by 2020 – military

The Russian Navy’s airborne arsenal is to receive a major boost in the form of both drones and combat aircraft, a top commander has revealed. A variety of ship-based unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are currently being developed for the Russian Navy’s naval aviation division, Major General Igor Kozhin said on Monday. “One of the prospective … Read more

IAF’s UAV crashes near Jaisalmer in Rajasthan

An Indian Air Force (IAF) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) crashed Thursday early morning 6 km from Jaisalmer near Badabaagh. The UAV has developed a technical snag and it lost contact with the ATS. There has been no information of any loss to human and property. According to sources, the UAV was on a regular exercise … Read more

IAF puts all its western sector bases under UAV surveillance

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has put all it bases in the western sector under UAV surveillance in the run-up to an air exercise scheduled later next week. As part of the forthcoming Air exercise in WAC (Western Air Command) and to enhance security measures, all Air Force bases in Western Air Command are now … Read more

US likely to make sale of Guardian drones to India

The US is likely to make a positive decision on India’s request for state-of-the-art unarmed Guardian drones for maritime surveillance, especially in the Indian Ocean. The move comes after India was designated a major defence partner of the US in June. Within weeks of that designation, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi met US President Barack … Read more

Unidentified drones flown at Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Army asks Police to Investigate

Drones in Andaman and Nicobar islands

Amidst concerns that drones are being flown in the strategically-important Andaman and Nicobar islands, the Army has asked the Union Territory administration to investigate the matter. An official of the tri-service Andaman and Nicobar Command said they have recently written to the police informing them of such reports and asking to take action. “On February … Read more

India Will No Longer Require Israel’s Heron or US Predator Drones

Rustom Drone

India’s defense forces will require more than 5,000 UAVs in the coming ten years. If successful, the soon-to-be-tested Rustom II will eliminate the need for India to import UAVs from the US and Israel. India’s homemade medium altitude long endurance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Rustom II is due for its first test flight by the … Read more