Air Platforms

Indian Army issues RFI for 60 short-range UAVs

17 November 2017

The Indian Army’s (IA’s) Director General of Artillery has invited responses from local vendors by 28 December to its request for information (RFI) for the development and supply of 60 short-range remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPASs).

Issued on 16 November, the RFI states that the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which are to be acquired under the India’s Defence Procurement Procedure-2016 (DPP-2016), will be used for day- and night-time aerial surveillance.

Each RPAS will be required to have a ceiling of 20,000 ft (6,096 m), an operational altitude of 15,000 ft (4,572m), a range of 200 km, and a minimum endurance of 10 hours.

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