Indian and Us officials will soon start negotiation process for the purchase of 40 Cost-effective Multi-mission capable Predator XP drones for Maritime Surveillance and for Border Surveillance according to highly reliable sources close to idrw.org . India at present is negotiating for 22 Maritime variant of Predator XP drones manufactured by General Atomics Aeronautical system and negotiation for the purchase of remaining 18 Predator XP for Border Surveillance will be discussed at a later stage . GA manufactured Predator Unmanned Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) series have clocked more than 3+ million flight hours over its various variant and can be used to track targets day/night, land/sea . Predator RPA’s have Automatic takeoff & Landing System (ATLS) and Predator XP is equipped with Lynx Multi-mode Radar which provides photographic quality imagery in all weather conditions and can be operated Day/night. Predator XP comes with Land and maritime radar modes along with Automatic identification System (AIS) . With 30+ hours endurance capability ,Predator XP will come as a major boost to India’s maritime surveillance capability which also boost of operating radius of 1000 nm said Defence Analyst Ranesh Rajan .
India is also keen to acquire 100 Jet powered Stealthy Avenger Combat drones from the Unites States with its official entry into MTCR Regime , India hopes Washington will be positive on India’s request but the sale of Avenger UCAVs will likely see protest from Pakistan .
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