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India: US Predator will kill our Ghatak UAV program

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The United States is increasing pressure on India in terms of cooperation in the procurement of weapons. It's about promoting American weapons to one of the largest markets in the world - the market of India. The Indian Air Force has already openly declared that the Americans are putting pressure on New Delhi in order to promote the idea of ​​making contacts exclusively with American companies.


A new attempt to pressure is to convince the Indian Air Force of the need to purchase American drones Predator.

Defense expert, former squadron commander of the Indian Air Force Vijninder Thakur:
President Trump's decision is to sell multi-purpose or drone drone targets to increase the profits of aerospace giants such as General Atomics, rather than mitigate the threat that China and Pakistan pose to India. Presumably, the United States is putting pressure on India to buy these drones in order to “award” us the status of a major partner in the future.


According to the Indian military expert, India should focus on developing its own unmanned aerial vehicles. In particular, we are talking about the project Ghatak UAV. In essence, this is a project that came out of another Indian project - Autonomous Unmanned Research Aircraft (AURA), which assumed the first flight created from scratch (in the Indian sense of the term) in 2016.

India: US Predator will kill our Ghatak UAV program


Ghatak is supposed to be a “flying wing” version with a Kaveri turbojet engine, originally intended for the Tejas light fighter. Plans to create a Ghatak drone - for the 2025 year.

Meanwhile, the newspaper Hindustan Times writes that the document on the alleged supply of India American UAVs Predator-B was transferred by the Pentagon to the government of Narendra Modi. At the moment, the government is pondering how to deal with this American proposal, which is probably difficult to refuse ...

In India, they note that the start of purchases of American UAVs will lead to the fact that the program to create your own UAV will eventually be curtailed, and the money will be wasted. Earlier, the amount was announced on the implementation of the Ghatak project: almost 400 million dollars.
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  1. vorobey
    vorobey 4 May 2018 08: 25
    +8
    Che Indians are stewed ... give - take, beat run away .. you need to take a little bit. to compare, to sort through the brains and do your own thing ... if Shoigu was offered this .. there, even Monsieur Taburetkin looked and rolled for all time - the Tiger was born, rolled the centaurs, a new armored personnel carrier was born. imported drones rolled .. Th there was still a clue ...
    1. bouncyhunter
      bouncyhunter 4 May 2018 08: 42
      +10
      Sasha, well, give the Indians a poke, depicting a poor orphan. Let the mattresses feel to the full what is “brain removal” with Indian coloring.
      1. maxim947
        maxim947 4 May 2018 08: 43
        +1
        you need to take a little bit. compare, disassemble dig

        they already have a salad of vinaigrette)) where else?))
        1. bouncyhunter
          bouncyhunter 4 May 2018 08: 45
          +1
          Some people think that the ingredients in this salad are not enough. lol
          1. maxim947
            maxim947 4 May 2018 08: 46
            +1
            To each clan of a separate supplier?))
            1. bouncyhunter
              bouncyhunter 4 May 2018 08: 49
              0
              This option does not suit the United States: they want everything at once. Looks like they don’t know the proverb about the greedy fraer. wink
      2. Rostislav
        Rostislav 4 May 2018 12: 00
        +1
        This is still a question of who will bear the brain of anyone. Trump's son-in-law is not in vain wearing a pile.
        1. bouncyhunter
          bouncyhunter 4 May 2018 12: 07
          0
          So it seems there was already an India-Israel movie theater about Spikes. lol
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    3. Clueless
      Clueless 4 May 2018 09: 39
      0
      Was the tiger born? He actually did for the Arabs first;)
      1. vorobey
        vorobey 4 May 2018 10: 07
        +3
        Quote: Bad
        Was the tiger born? He actually did for the Arabs first;)


        they told us so ... laughing laughing Cheto among the Arabs, I do not see them ...
        1. Clueless
          Clueless 4 May 2018 11: 30
          0
          Because they refused them. Actually, we are not particularly proud of anything that they were taken to hell (not even armored), the quality is poor, mine protection too.
    4. Maz
      Maz 4 May 2018 11: 34
      0
      now they’ll step on the Anglo-Saxon rake once more, they might grow wiser, remember how the civilized British captured sepoys from cannons tore to pieces ... nothing has changed, just there will be a whole industry instead of sepoys, military industry
    5. igor67
      igor67 4 May 2018 14: 56
      +1
      Quote: vorobey
      Che Indians are stewed ... give - take, beat run away .. you need to take a little bit. to compare, to sort through the brains and do your own thing ... if Shoigu was offered this .. there, even Monsieur Taburetkin looked and rolled for all time - the Tiger was born, rolled the centaurs, a new armored personnel carrier was born. imported drones rolled .. Th there was still a clue ...

      after visiting the exhibition of armored vehicles in Paris, it seems, he said-Serdyukov noted that the domestic T-72, T-80 and T-90 "do not meet the requirements of the military department and complained that in case of war the army will fight" with what in stock ", well, Armata, like thanks to him
  2. igorserg
    igorserg 4 May 2018 08: 44
    +7
    Alien drone at any time can "change" the owner
    1. evil partisan
      evil partisan 4 May 2018 08: 48
      +10
      Quote: igorserg
      Alien drone at any time can "change" the owner

      Especially if he's as smart as Tomahawks. yes
      1. vorobey
        vorobey 4 May 2018 08: 55
        +4
        Quote: Angry Guerrilla
        if he's as smart as Tomahawks.



        asks for asylum in Moscow?
        1. evil partisan
          evil partisan 4 May 2018 09: 16
          +2
          Quote: vorobey
          asks for asylum in Moscow?

          Like a bird, but she’s thinking ... what
          Hello feathered thinker! drinks
          1. vorobey
            vorobey 4 May 2018 09: 26
            +4
            Quote: Angry Guerrilla
            Like a bird, but she’s thinking ..


            I am capable ... laughing laughing

            Quote: Angry Guerrilla
            Hello feathered thinker!


            yeah ... from the age of 12 .. any aspiring psychiatrist on me would have already defended a dissertation ... lol lol
  3. Abram
    Abram 4 May 2018 08: 47
    +1
    It is doubtful that India can create a quality product in this segment. US competitors in UAVs are not expected in the coming decades. So, there is no choice - take the American. exiting the FGFA project should have saved a ton of money. So let them go to the Predators, simultaneously trying to get technology
    1. mvg
      mvg 4 May 2018 09: 10
      0
      Well, somehow the leaders in UAV sales are not the United States, but Israel. And the European ones will not yield to them in anything. It’s just not such an aggressive sales model.
  4. Altona
    Altona 4 May 2018 09: 04
    0
    Quote: Abram
    So let them go to the Predators, simultaneously trying to get technology

    ------------------------
    China somehow sculpts clones of drones and does not bother. And he does not need any technology if these technologies are already in the metal.
  5. Sergey-8848
    Sergey-8848 4 May 2018 09: 55
    +1
    A bribe is the main criterion in choosing the TTX of any weapon, be it an AK assault rifle, be it a T-90 tank, be it a 5th generation fighter project. Hindus evolutionarily come to executions of corrupt officials, but a little later, when all those who are supposed to be caste are assaulted.
  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 4 May 2018 10: 15
    +2
    Americans put pressure on New Delhi to promote the idea of ​​making contacts exclusively with American companies
    Less tail had to wag before the Americans and show off before the Russians. With a "strong friendship" with the Americans, the Indians will have to forget about their developments, about excellent Russian weapons and, of course, shake up their budget for the purchase of expensive and not always meeting the necessary requirements of American weapons.