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India decides to purchase Predator C drone UAV in the USA

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The Indian army can be armed with the latest American shock drones. According to the portal indiatimes.com, in the administration of the President of the United States are considering the request of the Indian Ministry of Defense for the supply of UAVs General Atomic Predator C Avenger.


Drone Predator C Avenger is the third generation of Predator reconnaissance and drone drone. Predator A (MQ-1) became the first shock drone of long duration of flight and was adopted by the American army in 1994 year. Developed in 2001, the Predator B (MQ-9) has a greater payload, speed and maximum flight ceiling compared to its predecessor.

India has decided to purchase the "Predator C" attack UAVs from the USA

UAV Predator C.


The next model (Predator C) has even larger dimensions, flight time and payload, as well as a modified wing shape. In addition, the new drone is equipped with a jet engine. US Department of Defense plans to use Predator C drones in combat sorties along with stealthaviation.

In June of this year, the US State Department approved the sale to India of Guardian drones (reconnaissance modification of the MQ-9 Reaper for the Navy). According to unofficial information, the Indian fleet will receive an 22 drone, equipped with reconnaissance equipment, but deprived of the ability to carry weapons. The total cost of the deal is estimated at $ 2 – 3 billion. The new request involves receiving third-generation Predator C-drums from 80 to 100. The total cost of drones, equipment and their maintenance can be about $ 8 billion, transfers "Warspot".
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  1. 210ox
    210ox 23 October 2017 14: 37 New
    +9
    What trifles .. Take immediately F35 And more.
    1. WUA 518
      WUA 518 23 October 2017 14: 40 New
      +4
      Something the Indians got into a fuss! laughing
      1. NIKNN
        NIKNN 23 October 2017 14: 57 New
        +8
        Guys, what else is there in the garage? India is buying up everything ... laughing Buying Country ... smile
        1. Shurik70
          Shurik70 23 October 2017 22: 14 New
          +2
          Quote: NIKNN
          Guys, what else is there in the garage? India is buying up everything ... laughing Buying Country ... smile

          Well, I would not say that. He buys everything, yes. BUT (large BUT) IN SMALL PARTIES.
          Recently, she wanted to buy 20 thousand old Kalash, and even set a prerequisite "so that the stores were iron, not plastic." Rosoboronexport didn’t even fight for the tender, and recused itself. Now here are 22 drones. Enough to test them "in conditions close to combat," but not enough for the army of such a country. The export value of one Predator is $ 4 million, 22 drone - $ 88 million, along with missiles - $ 100 million. This is less than 0,2% of the military budget of India. A trifle, in general.
        2. Normal ok
          Normal ok 23 October 2017 22: 55 New
          +1
          Quote: NIKNN
          Guys, what else is there in the garage? India is buying up everything ... laughing Buying Country ... smile

          Yeah, you had to buy Russian drone drone. Do you see them? And they are)))
      2. nickname7
        nickname7 24 October 2017 17: 12 New
        +1
        Interestingly, as a pilot, he wears a helmet on a turban.
    2. Jedi
      Jedi 23 October 2017 14: 57 New
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      Quote: 210ox
      What trifles .. Take immediately F35 And more.

      Against the background of the recent news about the curtailment of the FGFA project, they may well follow your advice.
      1. shans2
        shans2 24 October 2017 10: 34 New
        +2
        This "news" is launched like the previous one about the bad SU-30s from the west, and again a fake). There is nothing to be done, the United States and Israel pinched one place very much, they scream in their sorosklintoid media
  2. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 23 October 2017 14: 44 New
    +8
    The car is good. I don’t know how to Indians, but it’s time for us to develop a jet
    drone of the same class, or buy a Predator C.
    1. san4es
      san4es 23 October 2017 15: 04 New
      +8
      hi ... But what about AI Eitan (Heron TP) - an Israeli multi-purpose UAV developed by IAI based on IAI Heron? .. In second place in the TOP 10 after Reaper ..
    2. WUA 518
      WUA 518 23 October 2017 15: 06 New
      +1
      Yes, you have enough Hermes and Eitans. Why do you need a predator?
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 23 October 2017 15: 07 New
        +3
        They are good in avionics, weapons. But it's time to switch to reactive ones.
        1. WUA 518
          WUA 518 23 October 2017 15: 11 New
          +5
          Quote: voyaka uh
          But it's time to switch to reactive ones.

          In your case, it is important to maximize the time of barrage, and in what way with a rattle or reactive whistle, this is already secondary.
      2. Butchcassidy
        Butchcassidy 23 October 2017 16: 58 New
        0
        Probably it is necessary to bypass neighbors in terms of quality of weapons. Everything in relations with Pakistan and China is "very good."
  3. Galleon
    Galleon 23 October 2017 15: 05 New
    +6
    The practical ceiling of this "dragonfly" is 18 km, the payload is 1000 kg, and the speed is up to 740 km / h. In skillful hands, not a weak thing. Satellites, satellites need to get something! Without satellites, this is a large model in one direction: flew away - forgot.
    1. Krabik
      Krabik 23 October 2017 22: 13 New
      +2
      Losing the signal will fly back - this is even in commercial drones.

      And if launching missiles at stationary targets, then without satellites they can shoot and fly back.

      This is no longer just a radio-controlled model.
  4. Gnefredov
    Gnefredov 23 October 2017 15: 11 New
    +4
    When buying toys
    you only need to know a dear friend.
    These objects are controlled,
    not with your brain, but with your hand “across the river”.
    wassat
  5. Herculesic
    Herculesic 23 October 2017 15: 19 New
    +5
    Between “India decided” and “India made” often lie years of meditation wassat Is it worth it? ?? wassat
  6. Holoy
    Holoy 23 October 2017 15: 29 New
    +3
    So these are the Best UAVs ... I envy already!

    It’s a pity that we don’t cherish young engineers. All Mathematicians Abroad ... So we’re treading water!
  7. Engineer
    Engineer 23 October 2017 15: 32 New
    +1
    The tender for the purchase simply indicated: buy the best that is.
    1. Berkut24
      Berkut24 23 October 2017 18: 25 New
      0
      The tender for the purchase simply indicated: buy the best that is.

      Something like a tender for the purchase of machines. Decided AK, but Bulgarian.
  8. Berkut24
    Berkut24 23 October 2017 18: 24 New
    +1
    I think that nothing will help the Hindus with their karma ... All their attempts are like trying to solve a problem in higher mathematics during a gypsy wedding.
  9. Drako
    Drako 23 October 2017 22: 11 New
    +3
    Quote: Holoy
    So these are the Best UAVs ... I envy already!

    It’s a pity that we don’t cherish young engineers. All Mathematicians Abroad ... So we’re treading water!

    belay Does that mean all the maths? and physicists and chemists at the same time probably? belay
    Damn, tochnik, I forgot, there are also laser fluffs, and droids, and railguns, and X-1 plow near space, it’s a pity the truth is on paper but in the cinema only, and yes, well ahead of the rest, well done
    1. CT-55_11-9009
      CT-55_11-9009 24 October 2017 09: 28 New
      0
      It is interesting. I, as it were, a young engineer. I work in Khimki. So, Khimki = abroad? Cool!
      1. shans2
        shans2 24 October 2017 10: 39 New
        +1
        Tabakov’s phrase about the market in Khimki was recalled, I couldn’t resist ....)) there are a lot of those who drive nonsense on the Russian defense industry)
        1. CT-55_11-9009
          CT-55_11-9009 25 October 2017 08: 57 New
          0
          Quote: shans2
          Tabakov’s phrase about the market in Khimki was recalled, I couldn’t resist ....))

          Only I do not trade, glory to all who can. There are enough such traders there!
      2. seat9969
        seat9969 24 October 2017 10: 46 New
        0
        it means such an engineer))) if you waved a green card for a long time already in the United States already beat)))
        1. CT-55_11-9009
          CT-55_11-9009 25 October 2017 08: 54 New
          0
          On their own people are not judged. Even if beckoned by wild salaries and a bunch of other nishtyaks, I would not go. Firstly, I adhere to the principle "where I was born - it came in handy there." And secondly - I hate America.
  10. polkovnik manuch
    polkovnik manuch 24 October 2017 10: 24 New
    0
    Settle with us - no money, but with amers _ please! "Partners " . !!!
  11. 72jora72
    72jora72 24 October 2017 10: 25 New
    +1
    Quote: Shurik70
    MQ-9 Reaper

    Quote: Shurik70
    Quote: NIKNN
    Guys, what else is there in the garage? India is buying up everything ... laughing Buying Country ... smile

    Well, I would not say that. He buys everything, yes. BUT (large BUT) IN SMALL PARTIES.
    Recently, she wanted to buy 20 thousand old Kalash, and even set a prerequisite "so that the stores were iron, not plastic." Rosoboronexport didn’t even fight for the tender, and recused itself. Now here are 22 drones. Enough to test them "in conditions close to combat," but not enough for the army of such a country. The export value of one Predator is $ 4 million, 22 drone - $ 88 million, along with missiles - $ 100 million. This is less than 0,2% of the military budget of India. A trifle, in general.
    Actually, the price of the MQ-9 Reaper is about $ 30 million .... and it does not carry any missiles.
    1. Sharansky
      Sharansky 24 October 2017 15: 03 New
      0
      is there probably photoshop then?
  12. chidoryan
    chidoryan 24 October 2017 15: 01 New
    +1
    The machine is certainly cool. But. This is the first sign of autonomous drone robots that will cough people when a technological singularity occurs. That's the catch.
  13. kamski
    kamski 24 October 2017 17: 28 New
    0
    Well, in vain it was necessary to take Russian drones, which have no analogues in the world. Now we will look when they crawl on their knees.