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    Use of Chinese drones in Uttarakhand red-flagged

    ET has learnt that the post-operations assessment report mentions that a couple of startups used Chinese-made DJI drones for mapping, which have been under the scanner for “information privacy” purposes. Also, it mentions that countries like the US have banned these drones for sensitive use.

    Saudi-led coalition destroys 10 Houthi drones: Saudi TV

    The coalition did not specify locations in the kingdom but said the drones were aimed...

    IIT-Roorkee opens new drone research centre with core funding from alumni

    The centre is envisaged to evolve as a unique facility at the natio...

    • ​The military confrontation in eastern Ladakh since May last year, along with the continuing PLA infrastructure build-up in other areas as well, has jolted the defence establishment into planning the revamp of the entire surveillance and intelligence-gathering mechanism along the Line of Actual Control.

      The bomb-laden unmanned aerial vehicle aimed to target "civilians and civilian objects", coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki said in a statement carried on Saudi state media.

      A range of small arms--from assault rifles of the Tavor family to light machine guns (LMGs) and assault carbines--were on display by the company at the AeroIndia show, the first since it acquired 51% stake in PLR Systems, a joint venture company with Israel Weapons Industry (IW).

      A range of small arms--from assault rifles of the Tavor family to light machine guns (LMGs) and assault carbines--were on display by the company at the AeroIndia show, the first since it acquired 51% stake in PLR Systems, a joint venture company with Israel Weapons Industry (IW).

      When the army signed a $20-million (Rs 145 crore) deal with ideaForge, a Mumbai-based drone manufacturer, choosing it over vendors like the Tata Group and Israel’s Elbit to procure high-altitude surveillance drones, the company made the headlines with many calling it an overnight success story of Indian self-reliance.

      The coalition intercepted and destroyed an "enemy air target", state-run Al Ekhbariyah channel and Saudi-owned Al Hadath said on their Twitter accounts.

      Social media users posted video of what appeared to be an explosion in the air over Riyadh. Saudi state TV quoted authorities in the kingdom acknowledging the interception.

      According to a CRPF official, 14 new drones will be used in red zone areas including Sukma, Dantewada, and Bijapur in Chhattisgarh in the next three months.

      The demonstration, which consisted of 75 drones working autonomously to identify and take down targets with Kamikaze missions, is an early peek into future technology being developed by the Army in partnership with the private industry.

      In a first, India has demonstrated an offensive swarm drone system that simulated taki...

      Iran's armed forces are to test combat drones used as bombers, interceptors and in reconnaissance missions in the two-day exercises in central Semnan province, the semi-official Fars news agency said.

      "A proposal moved in fast track mode by the Indian Navy before the Defence Ministry, under which it will buy 10 Naval Shipborne Unmanned Aerial Systems for around Rs 1,300 crores has been cleared by the government," government sources told ANI.

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