The Indian Air Force continues to bolster its capabilities amid escalating tensions with China and Pakistan.
In a significant move, the Air Force has integrated the Israeli Heron Mark 2 drone into its fleet, enhancing its surveillance capabilities and enabling missile attacks along the China-Pakistan border.
This addition is expected to provide the Air Force with even more strategic advantages.
The recently added Heron Mark 2 drones are equipped with advanced technology. They are capable of continuous flight for up to 36 hours, enabling extended surveillance missions and the easy identification of enemy positions.
With remote control capabilities, these drones can be operated from a significant distance. They are designed to function effectively in challenging terrains, such as the high-altitude regions of Ladakh and Kashmir.
Deployed at forward airbases in the Northern sector, the Heron Mark 2 drones are armed with a range of lethal weapons, including air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles, anti-tank weaponry, and bombs.
In addition to acquiring the Heron Mark 2 drones, India has also signed a deal with the United States to procure 31 Predator drones.
These technologically advanced drones come equipped with modern sensors and weaponry. The acquisition of these drones is expected to provide India with a significant edge in warfare capabilities.
While 15 drones will be allocated to the Indian Navy, 8 each will be distributed to the Indian Air Force and the Indian Army.