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New Delhi: India has bought 4 Heron Mark-2 drones from Israel. Although India has already been using the Heron drone, these new drones are an upgraded version.
The special thing is that laser-guided bombs and missiles can also be planted in this drone. The news may be reassuring amid tensions between India and China in Ladakh.
Amid rising tensions with China, the Indian Army has begun to fortify its preparations. India has bought four Heron Mark-2 drones from Israel. It is believed that India will deploy this Israeli drone in Ladakh. Earlier, there was an agreement between India and Israel regarding drone aircraft.
However, the aircraft could not be found due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now in the next two to three months, Israel can deliver two Heron Mark 2 drones. Two other drones could meet by the end of the year. Let us know why China is terrified of this drone. What are the merits of this drone?
Features of the drone
This drone is equipped with the most advanced technology in the world. It is capable of carrying out strategic and multiple missions simultaneously.
Not only this, these unmanned aircraft are capable of carrying many kinds of payloads. This drone aircraft has Rotex 915 IS engines, which help to carry it at an altitude of 10 thousand meters.
Its maximum speed is 140 knots. This aircraft can stay in the air continuously for up to 45 hours. The Heron Mark-2 aircraft is an updated model of the previously built Heron UAV.
Heron UAVs are used by many countries around the world, including the Israeli Air Force. Now its sensor has been enlarged. This has made it extremely dangerous.
With this, India will now be able to reconnoiter its enemy's bases from a considerable distance without crossing the border. The drone is equipped with a server, which allows it to collect large amounts of data. Its maximum weight at takeoff is 1,350 kg.
The Heron Mark-2 drone is quite wide and strong. This has made it so strong that it can easily carry the submarine reconnaissance monitoring system.
This drone can also detect targets underwater. Heron can easily monitor this aircraft over long distances. Its system can be shut down with the help of satellites by sitting far away.
The Indian security forces are engaged in the procurement of such weapons, which can help them in the ongoing conflict with China. Other small or mini drones are being procured from the US, which will be made available to troops at the battalion level.
Hand-operated drones will be used to obtain information about a particular location or area or to monitor that location.
Meanwhile, the Indian Navy has leased two Predator drones from a US company for surveillance in the Indian Ocean region. These drones can be deployed at LAC in eastern Ladakh.