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India plans to ink a major defence deal with the US to procure 30 armed drones worth $3 billion (approximately Rs 22,000 crore) to enhance military capabilities, sources said. As per plans, India will be acquiring 30 MQ-9 Reaper -- 10 each for the three services.
The approval to take these armed drones could be finalised during Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting lead by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
To further cement the deal, US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin is expected to visit India later this month. India is becoming a strategic defence partner for the US, especially countering Chinese influence in the Indian Ocean.

These MQ-9B Predator drones are manufactured by San Diego-based General Atomics. The MQ-9B has an endurance of 48 hours and a range of over 6,000 nautical miles. It carries maximum payload of 2-tonne.
It comes with nine hard-points, capable of carrying sensors and laser-guided bombs besides air-to-ground missiles.
Last month, Indian Army Chief, General Manoj Mukund Naravane, highlighted the role of drones in military warfare.
He had said that everyone has seen how the very imaginative and offensive use of drones in Idlib and then in Armenia-Azerbaijan, challenged the traditional prima donnas: the tanks, the artillery and the dug-in infantry.
He also talked about a showcase of swarm drone offensive striking multiple targets during the Army Day Parade in January.
Naravane said that the swarm drone demonstration was a message to India's adversaries that "the Indian Army is steadily inducting niche capabilities to enhance combat proficiencies in Multi-Domain Operations".


 

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Last month, Indian Army Chief, General Manoj Mukund Naravane, highlighted the role of drones in military warfare.
He had said that everyone has seen how the very imaginative and offensive use of drones in Idlib and then in Armenia-Azerbaijan, challenged the traditional prima donnas

Turkish Drone doctrines requires Turkish Drones. Trying to copy that with other drones is not gonna work.
 

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India plans to ink a major defence deal with the US to procure 30 armed drones worth $3 billion (approximately Rs 22,000 crore) to enhance military capabilities, sources said. As per plans, India will be acquiring 30 MQ-9 Reaper -- 10 each for the three services.
The approval to take these armed drones could be finalised during Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting lead by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
To further cement the deal, US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin is expected to visit India later this month. India is becoming a strategic defence partner for the US, especially countering Chinese influence in the Indian Ocean.

These MQ-9B Predator drones are manufactured by San Diego-based General Atomics. The MQ-9B has an endurance of 48 hours and a range of over 6,000 nautical miles. It carries maximum payload of 2-tonne.
It comes with nine hard-points, capable of carrying sensors and laser-guided bombs besides air-to-ground missiles.
Last month, Indian Army Chief, General Manoj Mukund Naravane, highlighted the role of drones in military warfare.
He had said that everyone has seen how the very imaginative and offensive use of drones in Idlib and then in Armenia-Azerbaijan, challenged the traditional prima donnas: the tanks, the artillery and the dug-in infantry.
He also talked about a showcase of swarm drone offensive striking multiple targets during the Army Day Parade in January.
Naravane said that the swarm drone demonstration was a message to India's adversaries that "the Indian Army is steadily inducting niche capabilities to enhance combat proficiencies in Multi-Domain Operations".


Thats major development …

sur gi kal stakes ka nahi drama ? new mano ranjan for indian people
 

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India should by now be able to make its own drones.

They are nowhere near as complex to make as a fighter aircraft.

100 million US dollar per drone is really, really expensive and even more than a F-35A flyaway price.
 

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Turkish doctrine would probably not work in an Indo Pak war anyway.
It would work. If you have just 12 Bayraktars (like Azerbaijan vs armenia) that won't be enough for Pakistan or India, since both of this nations are quite huge. But let's say you have 120 - 200 drones. No air defence can stand against such a saturation attack. And if enemy too concentrate to anti-drone warfare with their jets, their jets will be easy bait for enemy jets. No Air force and no air defence can hold it.
 

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It would work. If you have not just 12 Bayraktars (Azerbaijan vs armenia) but let's say you have 120 - 200 drones. No air defence can stand against such a saturation attack. And if enemy too concentrate to anti-drone warfare their jets will be bait for enemy jets. No Air force and no air defence can hold it.
Hitting the airbases and control rooms with ground, and air launched munitions is also an option.

Your theory is untested, you have only faced weak forces with these drones before.
 

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Hitting the airbases and control rooms with ground, and air launched munitions is also an option.

Your theory is untested, you have only faced weak forces with these drones before.
Yeah. Hitting air bases doesn't work with Bayraktar. All its need is just a simple asphalt road.
And to bomb every control rooms first you need to detect every one of it. Good luck with that. If your enemy has just a little bit of a brain, he will hide the control rooms quite well.
PS; it didn't tested, I just don't see a problem with that. And this Indian General agree with me. His way of thinking is right, but his conclusion is wrong. Please, Expensive huge, easy to detect American drones?
 

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Yeah. Hitting air bases doesn't work with Bayraktar. All its need is just a simple asphalt road.
And to bomb every control rooms first you need to detect every one of it. Good luck with that. If your enemy has just a little bit of a brain, he will hide the control rooms quite well.
PS; it didn't tested, I just don't see a problem with that. And this Indian General agree with me. His way of thinking is right, but his conclusion is wrong. Please, Expensive huge, easy to detect American drones?
I guess we'll see if drones are effective if Turkey ever uses them in a war with a strong country right? I don't think it will ever happen but we'll see.
 

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I guess we'll see if drones are effective if Turkey ever uses them in a war with a strong country right? I don't think it will ever happen but we'll see.
That because normally Equivalent countries don't wanna start a war. Since when Americans fought against an equal force? And we all know what happened in Iran-Iraq war. But who knows?
 

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Turkish doctrine would probably not work in an Indo Pak war anyway.

Indian Military can not stop Turkish UCAVs armed with superior missiles than any other UCAVs in the world


for example American MQ-9 armed with only 8km HELLFIRE missile , 15 km GBU-12 laser guided Bombs and 8km STINGER air to air missile


India buys 30 MQ-9 UCAVs for $3 billion

Turkish AKINCI UCAVs equipped with AESA Radar and 25-65 km BOZDOGAN/GOKDOGAN air to air missiles easly can hunt MQ-9 UCAVs ... and bye bye $3 billion



Turkish AKINCI UCAVs will be enough to wipe out enemy Navy , Air Defense Systems , Attack Helicopters , Tanks , Howitzers , MLRS etc

thanks to Turkish Defense Industry to arm AKINCI UCAVs with

-- 280 km SOM-C anti ship missile to hit even moving Warships
-- 250 km SOM-J Cruise Missile to hit Air Defense Systems like PATRIOT , S300
-- 250km KUZGUN-TJ joint strike Missile with IIR seeker to hit Air Defense Systems like AKASH , PANTSIR,TOR-M2 and BUK , also PATRIOT , S300
-- 30 km MAM-T laser guided Bomb to hit even moving targets ..,,. ( bye bye İndian Tanks , Howitzers , MLRS )
-- 50 km KGK guided Bomb
-- 65 km GOKDOGAN and 25 km BOZDOGAN air to air missiles to hit Attack Helicopters and UCAVs
-- 8 km MIZRAK anti Tank Missile with top attack capability to destroy Tanks

An 18 AKINCI UCAV battalion can carry 288 MIZRAK anti Tank missiles, each capable of destroying a Tank



Pakistan also can use AKINCI UCAVs to turn İndian Warships into crap of metal

against İndian SHIVALIK class Frigate armed with BARAK-1 , SHTIL-1 SAMs with range of 15-30 km
against İndian KOLKATA class Destroyer armed with 32x BARAK-8 SAMs with range of 70 km

even 10 AKINCI UCAVs can carry 80 KUZGUN joint strike munitions for swarm attack on Frigates

80 KUZGUN joint strike munitions = $8 million
SHIVALIK class Frigate : $500 million
 
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Indian Military can not stop Turkish UCAVs armed with superior missiles than any other UCAVs in the world


for example American MQ-9 armed with only 8km HELLFIRE missile , 15 km GBU-12 laser guided Bombs and 8km STINGER air to air missile


India buys 30 MQ-9 UCAVs for $3 billion

Turkish AKINCI UCAVs equipped with AESA Radar and 25-65 km BOZDOGAN/GOKDOGAN air to air missiles easly can hunt MQ-9 UCAVs ... and bye bye $3 billion



Turkish AKINCI UCAVs will be enough to wipe out enemy Navy , Air Defense Systems , Attack Helicopters , Tanks , Howitzers , MLRS etc

thanks to Turkish Defense Industry to arm AKINCI UCAVs with

-- 280 km SOM-C anti ship missile to hit even moving Warships
-- 250 km SOM-J Cruise Missile to hit Air Defense Systems like PATRIOT , S300
-- 250km KUZGUN-TJ joint strike Missile with IIR seeker to hit Air Defense Systems like AKASH , PANTSIR,TOR-M2 and BUK , also PATRIOT , S300
-- 30 km MAM-T laser guided Bomb to hit even moving targets ..,,. ( bye bye İndian Tanks , Howitzers , MLRS )
-- 50 km KGK guided Bomb
-- 65 km GOKDOGAN and 25 km BOZDOGAN air to air missiles to hit Attack Helicopters and UCAVs
-- 8 km MIZRAK anti Tank Missile with top attack capability to destroy Tanks

An 18 AKINCI UCAV battalion can carry 288 MIZRAK anti Tank missiles, each capable of destroying a Tank



Pakistan also can use AKINCI UCAVs to turn İndian Warships into crap of metal

against İndian SHIVALIK class Frigate armed with BARAK-1 , SHTIL-1 SAMs with range of 15-30 km
against İndian KOLKATA class Destroyer armed with 32x BARAK-8 SAMs with range of 70 km

even 10 AKINCI UCAVs can carry 80 KUZGUN joint strike munitions for swarm attack on Frigates

80 KUZGUN joint strike munitions = $8 million
SHIVALIK class Frigate : $500 million
@MMM-E
What are you saying??? Only UCAV will turn India's navy into a crap of metal???
 

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@MMM-E
What are you saying??? Only UCAV will turn India's navy into a crap of metal???

Turkey has great Unmanned Vehichle technology to turn India's navy into a crap of metal

-- Unmanned Submarines armed with AKYA heavyweight Torpedos ... and bye bye İndian Aircraft Carriers
-- Unmanned Vessel armed with AKYA heavyweight Torpedo and MRASHM anti ship Missiles

-- Turkey has 1.000+ km KARGI anti radiation kamikaze Drone in a first line of attack
Turkey can produce hundreds of them

-- also by 2023 , Turkish MIUS jet engine powered stealth UCAV to carry AESA Radar and 250 SOM-J anti-ship Cruise Missile

-- AKINCI and MIUS UCAVs armed with SOM and KUZGUN to hit İndian Warships
10 Turkish AKINCI UCAVs can drop 80 KUZGUN joint strike munitions for swarm attack on Frigates/Destroyers ... ( and bye bye İndian Frigates/Destroyers )

-- AKSUNGUR UCAV will change the game to carry SONOBOUY Pod capable to host 18 sonobuoys and to receive their signals providing the data to the AKSUNGUR to detect Submarines
and to carry ORKA lightweight Torpedos to hunt İndian Submarines

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