Army showcased intent to use 'drone swarms' in offensive operations in future
NEW DELHI: India on Friday for the first time demonstrated its intent to deploy drone swarms for offensive military operations in the future, including Kamikaze kinetic attacks on enemy targets like t ks, helipads, radars, fuel dumps and terror ca ps by “child” drones released by “mother” drones.
The Army Day parade in Delhi Cantonment on Friday saw 75 small to medium-size drones ex te an array of Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled simulated offensive and combat-support operations, ranging from Kamikaze strikes to paradrop and “hover and drop” missions of essential supplies to troops on the frontlines, without any human intervention from the ground.
Use of drone swarms, which can also overwhelm an adversary’s air defence capabilities, is still a new war-fighting concept for India.
The armed forces do have over 100 large Israeli UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), from Heron and Searcher-II surveillance and precision-targeting drones to Harop “killer” ones, apart from indigenous ones.
The go nment has also fast-tracked `Project Cheetah’ to arm the Herons with laser-guided bombs, air-to-ground anti-t k missiles and other precision-guided munitions for Rs 3,500 crore.
The rotary-wing quadcopter and multi-copter drones, weighing from 5 to 25-kg, used on Friday have been developed in a collaboration with a Bengaluru startup, NewSpace Research and Technologies, with an initial order also being placed.
“These drones can facilitate the execution of kinetic strikes with surgical precision as deep as 45-50 km inside enemy territory, without being controlled from the ground. Conversely, such a swarm of 75 drones can deliver 600-kg of supplies to our troops,” said a senior officer.
Everything is progressive under modiji rule
These drones are bought from US... google it...
I believe India yet to be mastered in smart drone technology but positive that soon we will get that..
Hope India will give more importance for this Smart drone technology in next couple of years..
If only Mr. Modi had come to power 20 years ago.
Wow, P\M Modi led NDA go nment's another step to make India a Super Power Economically and Militarily. Modi ji moving India all around towards the Future readiness without comprising and bowing down to anyone's pressure.
this would be a game changer. next war will be fought. by drones.
KhanGress had dest yed the country for the last 70 years.
Under Modi India has never been this Strong . With all siticated Jets, Tanks, Helicopters and now Drones .
My ve to Modi did count and did Magic
Nothing wrong in having big dreams but we should address the present challenges effectively and without any furgher delay.
India is on way to become superpower soon under Modi ji Jai Hind Jai Bharat
there can be many faults in mr Modi leadership but no one can deny that he has changed the face of DEFENCE in India in five years.
Mastery in AI will definitely make future wars win. Jai Hind
Jai Hind. Jai Modi ji. Pappu and anti nation opposition will find a way to criticise this to please their co unist CPC and is mist masters.
Good, every Indians should work hard to make the nation a super power.
It has been a blessing from the providence that we got Modi to take the PM seat well before the dragon could spread its talons to grab and strangulate our country. Otherwise there would have been total pappoogeeree.
Superb ! Indian army nicely adopts the warfare tech of Future
Common Man With Common Sense
if we develop powerful and portable lasers, all enemy missiles & anti missiles, aircrafts will be waste