India-US Mega Defence Deal On The Cards: 30 Armed Predator-B Drones To Bolster Army, Navy As Well As Air Force


In a bid to bolster its tri-services capabilities, India has finalised its plan to procure 30 weaponized Sea Guardian (or Predator-B) drones in a mega defence deal with the United States (US), reports Times of India.

It is expected that all the three services of Indian Armed Forces- army, navy and air force- will be receiving 10 such drones to hunt and decimate the targets on land and sea. The proposal is now being ‘vetted’ before it is forwarded to the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) for approval.

Several rounds of bilateral discussions on the procurement have already taken place and it is expected that it should take another year for the actual contract to be inked.

Once the DAC grants its nod, India will issue the ‘Letter of Request’ to the United States for the government-to-government negotiations to commence. Read More

You may also read!

Russia’s Su-57 Stealth Fighter Could Fly for India. Here’s Why.

As Moscow moves to mass-produce the Su-57 in much larger quantities than previously expected, the Indian Air Force (IAF)

Read More...

Elbit Systems Pitches For Lockheed Martin F-21 Jet Project In India

Israeli Elbit Systems participated in Lockheed Martin suppliers’ conference held as part of its for F-21 jet Project pitch

Read More...

India’s Army Continues to Suffer From Shortage of Anti-Tank Guided Missiles

The Indian Army and the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), the Indian Ministry of Defense’s (MoD) research and

Read More...

Mobile Sliding Menu