UAVs will be critical for future missions
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles are an exciting field in the world of aviation, with new R&D and system discoveries. Over the next decade, UAVs will become a significant component of military and civil aviation.
With increasing intrusions from Pakistan and China, India is planning to deploy more UAVs along border to maintain round the clock surveillance. India, last year sought from the US 100 latest unmanned aerial vehicles, both armed and surveillance versions, to bolster its arsenal amid recurring incursions by its hostile neighbors.
India had requested for the latest Avenger drones, which is basically an unmanned combat air vehicle. It has also sought Predator XP category which is a surveillance version for internal security issues and terrorist threats.
India has already deployed Israeli unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) along the rugged mountains of Kashmir for surveillance, as well as on the disputed border with China where the two armies have faced off against each other.<
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