Drone Federation of India to develop purpose-built drones for Army
New Delhi, Aug 8 (KNN) In a partnership with Army Design Bureau (ADB), the Drone Federation of India (DFI) is planning to develop a niche purpose-built drones for the Indian Army.
They will also develop drones and their components in India, as per media reports.
To boost drone technology development and indigenisation of India’s drone ecosystem DFI and ADB signed a MoU on Monday.
Both the organisations have pressed on the shift from traditional warfare to a technology-driven one and India’s need to keep up with it.
An official from ADB said, “We are also planning a visit of industry insiders at the forward areas to expose them to actual operating scenarios of soldiers.”
Calling it a historic collaboration, Smit Shah, president of DFI said, “This partnership has established a roadmap on planning, research, testing, manufacturing and adoption of drone, counter drone and associated technologies that are to be utilised by the Indian Army in its operations.”
Jointly they are launching the ‘Indian Army’s Him-Drone-a-thon’ as a first step of this collaboration wherein military industry will develop high impact drone solutions for high altitude operational areas. (KNN Bureau)