In a major boost to ints give the Indian Army is available to procure almost 100 ‘SkyStriker’ drones the contract for which was confirmed on September 1.
Indian Army is all set
- The Indian Army is set to procure around 100 drones, ‘SkyStriker’ from a Bengaluru-based company, Alpha Design-led joint venture (JV) involving Israeli firm Elbit Security Sysy Systems (ELSEC).
According to the reports, the Indian Army is all set to get a hold of 100 plus sky strikers who are extremely capable of mass destruction from a Bengaluru-based company Alpha design in collaboration with Israeli firm Elbit security system systems (ELSEC).
In a major boost to India’s drone arsenals, these sky strikers are acknowledged for their direct-fire- aerial- precision abilities to better the production.
- These drones are also called ‘suicide drones’ and are meant to be used in carrying out Balakot type missions as a force multiplier. The Rs.100 crore contract for the acquirement of the drones was signed on September 1.
What are the specialities of Sky Striker drones:
According to the Elbit rule, SkyStriker is an energy-efficient cost-effective loitering munition that is composed for long-range strategic strikes.
The innovation allowed SkyStriker to improve execution, situational information, and survivability by providing direct-fire aerial- precision capacities to troops and Special Forces.
These sky striker drones are able of striking their targets from far off.
It can cover a distance of 20KMs in 10minutes.
- Elbit systems describe it as a “quiet, invisible and surprise attacker, SkyStriker conveys the common extreme inaccuracy and dependability, giving critical resources in the advanced fighting zone.
- ”SkyStriker is a fully independent UAS that can find, secure, and hit operator assigned targets with a 5 kg warhead introduced inside the fuselage, empowering high-accuracy execution.
Why are these drones beneficial for India at the present time?
This can prove to be a very opportune move from India keeping in mind the recent situation of the Taliban acquiring Afghanistan.
The Indian Army has signed an agreement to purchase more than 100 Sky Strikers under emergency procurement powers. The Sky Striker has a range of 100 km and detonates itself when it overtakes its target.
This drone has been created to destroy enemy hideouts. It is a shred of unmanned aerial evidence, so there is no risk to the life of the soldiers in it.
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