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Army, Air Force Lose Interest In Predator Buy; Navy Drone Program Scaled Back

September 03 2019


The Indian armed forces look increasingly unlikely to make a major drone purchase from the U.S., reports the Economic Times (India). New Delhi and Washington have been discussing a potential US$2 billion deal for uncrewed combat aerial vehicles. However, the air force has lost interest and the army is committed to a domestic drone program, said unnamed sources. The vulnerability of Predator-type drones to modern air defense systems in the area the air force would likely operate...

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