In Bengaluru, hi-tech Yodhas give a glimpse of combat future

  • At the Yelahanka Air Force base in Bengaluru on Sunday, a swarm drone warfare system was the cynosure of all eyes.
  • The Heterogeneous Autonomous Swarm Unmanned Aircraft System deployed three types of drones: six multicopter drones hauling one kg bombs, three mini-drones packed with munitions and a single 25-kg observation machine called ‘Baaz’, which can take off vertically and fly at a speed of 95 kmph.
  • Sameer Joshi, retired IAF pilot and founder of Bengaluru-based startup NewSpace Research and Technologies Private Ltd, said India’s new drone policy and the Production-Linked Incentive scheme had been a boon for the nascent drone industry.
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