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Israeli Heron drones will be equipped with strike capabilities as part of Indian Air Force in which project under the Make in India programme?
Project Cheetah
Project Chinkara
Project Leopard
Project Peafowl

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Project Cheetah

As part of this initiative, the Indian Air Force (IAF) is now planning to pursue its ‘Project Cheetah’ under the ‘Make in India’ campaign. Under this project, Indian defense manufacturers will equip Israeli Heron drones with indigenous strike capabilities.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) is looking to equip its existing fleet of Israel-made Heron unmanned ariel vehicles (UAV) drones with better communication facilities and missiles as part of its ambitious ‘Project Cheetah’.
Earlier, Israeli arms manufacturers had been earmarked for this project. However, now the Indian Air Force (IAF) is planning to take this project forward by developing its own drones through Indian defence firms.
For a long time the Indian armed forces have been dependent on IAF Israel-made Searcher II and Heron UAVs for reconnaissance and espionage purposes. After being revamped under 'Project Cheetah', the Heron will allow the Indian armed forces to get accurate intelligence inputs regarding enemy forces.

Apart from this, they will also be made capable of targeting enemy positions from a long distance..

Source : First Post

Published On : September 19, 2022
Category : Defence