Indian Army keen to procure Pitbull RCWS

by Kapil Kajal

Israel's General Robotics said that the Indian Army and the Indian Navy are willing to procure its Pitbull remote-controlled weapon station (pictured above mounted on a Roboteam UGV). (General Robotics)

The Indian Army has shown interest in procuring Israel-based General Robotics' Pitbull remote-controlled weapon station (RCWS), the company confirmed with Janes .

Shahar Gal, the CEO of General Robotics, told Janes that the Indian Army and the Indian Navy are “willing to procure the company's Pitbull RCWS”. Gal added that the company is


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Indian Army issues tender to procure light vehicles

by Kapil Kajal

The Indian Army has been seeking to replace its ageing Maruti Gypsys and Mahindra MMs with new light vehicles since the early 2010s in a phased manner. As part of this, the service awarded a contract to Tata Motors to supply 3,192 4×4 Safari Storme vehicles (pictured above) in 2016. (Janes/Kapil Kajal)

The Indian Army has issued a tender to procure 4×4 ‘light vehicles' to perform general service (GS) roles.


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India test-fires very short-range air-defence system

by Kapil Kajal

VSHORADS – pictured above from a DRDO test in March 2023 – is a tripod-launched missile system designed to strike moving aerial targets such as unmanned aerial vehicles, helicopters, and fighter aircraft. (DRDO)

India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) test-fired two of its very short-range air-defence system (VSHORADS) missiles from a ground-based portable launcher, the Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) said in a press release on 29 February.

The tests were conducted on 28 and 29 February from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur, Odisha, the MoD said.


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Enhanced Chinese Sky Hawk stealth UAV takes to flight

by Akhil Kadidal

CASIC is enhancing its Sky Hawk low-observable UAV for improved stealth characteristics and greater range. (Janes)

China's Tianying (Sky Hawk) tailless low-observable, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has started flight-testing following upgrades to its primary parameters. According to Chinese state-owned media, the changes improve the UAV's stealth characteristics and endurance.


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