New Delhi: The Indian Army has started the process of procuring 130 advanced drone systems to strengthen its overall surveillance and combat capability in the interior frontier areas. Officials gave this information on Tuesday. He said the tied drones are being procured under emergency procurement under the fast-track process in the ‘Buy-Indian’ category. Under this category, the Army has invited Request for Letters (RFP) from interested units to buy 48 jet pack suits under emergency procurement.
Drones will be connected to tether station
Tethered drone systems consist of drones that are attached to a ‘tether station’ on the ground and can monitor targets beyond visual range for extended periods of time. Officials said each drone system would have two aerial vehicles, a single-person portable ground control station, a tether station, a remote video terminal and other components with an included payload.
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Last date of tender on 14 February
The last date for submission of tender is February 14. The Army has also started the process of 100 ‘Robotic Mules’ with accessories. Officials said that the last date for submission of tender is February 6.