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INDIAN ARMY AVIATION GETS CONTROL OF ISRAELI HERON-I UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES (UAV)

INDIAN ARMY AVIATION GETS CONTROL OF ISRAELI HERON-I UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES (UAV)

Context:

The Indian Army Aviation has recently got control of Israeli Heron-I unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in the eastern sector. These were earlier with the Artillery bringing all aviation assets under one roof and augmenting its ability to keep an eye on Chinese activities across the border.

Key Highlights:

  • The Indian Army has increased the deployment of air assets, including unmanned aircraft, near the borders with China in the Arunachal Pradesh region.
  • Recently, the force has come up with an aviation brigade in the region after getting more unmanned aircraft 'Heron I', chopper 'ALH Dhruv' and weaponised attack helicopters 'Rudra'. Before this, the force aviation wing largely had Cheetah Helicopters.

Background:

  • The move comes months after the raising of a new Aviation Brigade at Missamari in Assam.
  • The Army Aviation Brigade at Missamari was raised to enable better command and control of aviation resources.

The IAI Heron:

  • It is a medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by the Malat (UAV) division of Israel Aerospace Industries of Israel.
  • It is capable of Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) operations of up to 52 hours' duration at up to 10.5 km.
  • It has shown 52 hours of continuous flight, but the effective operational maximal flight duration is less, according to payload and flight profile.
  • An advanced version, the Heron TP, is also known as the IAI Eitan.

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