India has purchased four Heron Mark-2 drones from Israel. It is believed that India will deploy this Israeli drone in Ladakh. Earlier, there was an agreement between India and Israel regarding drone aircraft.
New Delhi: India has procured 4 Heron Mark-2 drones from Israel. Though India is already using Heron drones, these new drones are an improved version.
The special thing is that laser guided bombs and missiles can also be installed in this drone. Amidst the tension between India and China in Ladakh, the news can be comforting.
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In the midst of increasing tension with China, the Indian Army has started to strengthen its preparations. India has purchased four Heron Mark-2 drones from Israel. It is believed that India will deploy this Israeli drone in Ladakh. Earlier, there was an agreement between India and Israel regarding drone aircraft.
However, the plane could not be found due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now Israel can deliver two Heron Mark 2 drones in the next two to three months. Two more drones may be available by the end of the year. Let us know why China is scared of this drone. What is the specialty of this drone?
Features of Drone
This drone is equipped with the world’s most advanced technology. It is capable of carrying out strategic and multiple missions simultaneously.
Not only this, these unmanned aircraft are capable of carrying many types of payloads. This drone aircraft is fitted with Rotex 915 IS engines, which help it to take it to an altitude of 10 thousand meters.
It has a maximum speed of 140 knots. This aircraft can stay in the air continuously for 45 hours. The Heron Mark-2 aircraft is an updated model of the previously built Heron UAV.
Heron UAVs are used by many countries around the world, including the Israeli Air Force. Now its sensor has been enlarged. This has made it extremely dangerous.
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With this, India will now be able to reconnaissance of its enemy positions from a great distance without crossing the border. The drone is equipped with a server, which allows it to collect huge amounts of data. Its maximum weight at takeoff is 1,350 kg.
The Heron Mark-2 drone is quite wide and strong. This has made it so strong that it can easily carry a submarine reconnaissance surveillance system.
This drone can also detect underwater targets. The heron can easily keep an eye on this aircraft for a long distance. Its system can be turned off with the help of satellite sitting remotely.
Indian security forces are engaged in procuring such weapons, which can help them in the ongoing conflict with China. Other smaller or smaller drones are being sourced from the US, which will be made available to soldiers at the battalion level.
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Handheld drones will be used to obtain information about a particular place or area or to monitor that location.
Meanwhile, the Indian Navy has leased two Predator drones from a US company for surveillance in the Indian Ocean region. These drones can be deployed along the LAC in eastern Ladakh.
First published:October 1, 2021, 9:33 pm