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India to receive Israeli Heron drones for deployment on border with China

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Under the lease, India will receive Israeli Heron Mark-II medium-range reconnaissance drones for deployment on the border with China. The contract provides for the supply of four such drones.


It is reported by the Indian agency ANI.

According to the Times of India, the first two Heron drones will arrive in two to three months, and the rest will be delivered by the end of the year. The COVID-19 pandemic has delayed the receipt of these medium-haul drones, for which a three-year lease was signed in mid-January.

Heron's ability to stay airborne for up to 50 straight hours makes it the preferred platform for observing the 3488 kilometers India-China border.

The Mark-II UAVs are an upgraded version of the Heron drones that the Indian army is currently using.

With their long-range radars and sensors, anti-jamming capabilities and the ability to reach heights of over 10 meters, the Heron Mark-IIs will be able to collect all kinds of intelligence through the line of de facto control in Ladakh without ever getting close to it.

- a source told reporters of the Times of India newspaper.
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  1. lucul
    lucul 28 May 2021 15: 41
    +3
    Heron's ability to stay airborne for up to 50 hours

    This is one of the most valuable parameters of a UAV.
    1. Alex777
      Alex777 28 May 2021 17: 30
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      Hindus will break a couple of UAVs, and lose a couple. bully
      Seriously though, the idea of ​​patrolling is going to be tricky.
      Gusts of wind in the mountains, air pockets, etc. complicate flights.
      If they can cope with the weather conditions, it will be interesting. hi
      1. gurzuf
        gurzuf 29 May 2021 19: 10
        +2
        "With their long-range radars and sensors, interference suppression and the ability to reach heights of more than 10 thousand meters", so that" Gusts of wind in the mountains, air pockets, etc. ", it seems to me, is not able to influence their flights at all.
        1. Alex777
          Alex777 29 May 2021 19: 48
          +1
          If they fly at maximum altitude (EMNIP 9000m), then yes.
          I was born in the mountains. Clouds, fogs, etc. start from 2000 m.
          1. Intruder
            Intruder 29 May 2021 20: 32
            +1
            I was born in the mountains. Clouds, fogs, etc. start from 2000 m.
            I also lived next to them and studied mining in my youth, but from 4-5 km, everything that hangs at 2000-2500 heights ends, and "it's dry and comfortable there" happens !!! wink
            1. Alex777
              Alex777 29 May 2021 22: 17
              +1
              So the Indians have mountains higher than 4-5 km. wink
              That is why I said - will cope with the management in mountain conditions - it will be interesting. hi
              1. Intruder
                Intruder 29 May 2021 22: 22
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                So the Indians have mountains higher than 4-5 km. wink
                Yes, I don’t argue ...
                That is why I said - will cope with the management in mountain conditions - it will be interesting. hi
                Training and training again, if the machine allows you to fly in these conditions .. And how, there grandfather Suvorov admonished, crossing the Alps ... "it's hard to learn ..." !?
                1. Alex777
                  Alex777 29 May 2021 22: 37
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                  I saw where the Indians butt the Chinese:
                  The conflict began over the Aksaychin region on the border of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of the PRC, Pakistan and India. The territory is controlled by China, but contested by India, which includes the region in the union territory of Ladakh. Aksaychin is a wide alpine salt desert located at a height 5 thousand meters. Geographically, it is part of the Tibetan plateau.

                  On the plateau, UAVs can be quite effective.
                  You cannot be on foot at such a height. hi
                  1. Intruder
                    Intruder 29 May 2021 22: 39
                    +1
                    On the plateau, UAVs can be quite effective.
                    Well, if there are no other specialists, from "bird-catchers", where these guys are ... different birds usually do not fly there ... laughing good
                    1. Intruder
                      Intruder 29 May 2021 22: 52
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                      Former colleagues ...:


                      good
      2. Revolver
        Revolver 29 May 2021 20: 27
        +2
        Quote: Alex777
        Hindus will break a couple of UAVs, and lose a couple.

        But they'll pay for everything. Jews, unlike some, do not write off loans for beautiful eyes and dances.
  2. Thrifty
    Thrifty 28 May 2021 16: 59
    +1
    What do you do in India? Can't the Indians buy a license and organize, at least with the help of the Israelis, the release of similar UAVs?
    1. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi 28 May 2021 17: 13
      +3
      Quote: Thrifty
      What do you do in India? Can't the Indians buy a license and organize, at least with the help of the Israelis, the release of similar UAVs?

      The question is not in the platform and the drive, but in the filling. Nobody will give a patent for it.
      1. Thrifty
        Thrifty 28 May 2021 17: 34
        +2
        Aron, this is how you can combine the filling, you give a license for something - any problem can be solved if you wish!
        1. Aaron Zawi
          Aaron Zawi 28 May 2021 17: 39
          +2
          Quote: Thrifty
          Aron, this is how you can combine the filling, you give a license for something - any problem can be solved if you wish!

          Perhaps it is simply cheaper to buy than to establish your own production. How many of these machines do they need?
          1. lucul
            lucul 28 May 2021 17: 47
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            Perhaps it is simply cheaper to buy than to establish your own production. How many of these machines do they need?

            So Kalash is also inexpensive - can it be easier to purchase than to produce? ))))
            1. Aaron Zawi
              Aaron Zawi 28 May 2021 18: 07
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              Quote: lucul
              Perhaps it is simply cheaper to buy than to establish your own production. How many of these machines do they need?

              So Kalash is also inexpensive - can it be easier to purchase than to produce? ))))

              So many people buy. Only countries with large armies or with a serious military-industrial complex produce shooters.
        2. Intruder
          Intruder 29 May 2021 20: 35
          +1
          so you can combine the filling, you will give a license for something - any problem can be solved if desired!
          Moreover, after three years of lease, they will climb these drones and study up and down, rather, this is what the cunning "disco dancers" hope for! good
      2. Revolver
        Revolver 29 May 2021 20: 31
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        Quote: Aron Zaavi
        The question is not in the platform and the drive, but in the filling. Nobody will give a patent for it.
        This does not negate the screwdriver assembly of car kits and the proud declarations "Made in India".
  3. Tavrik
    Tavrik 28 May 2021 18: 30
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    What an aggressive title: "Her On".
    The next modification is "Her Vam"? laughing
    1. Thrifty
      Thrifty 28 May 2021 19: 04
      +1
      Tavrik - the next title will be "Po her" wassat
  4. Oleg Olkha
    Oleg Olkha 28 May 2021 20: 33
    +2
    Other Indian sources, incl. army, it is reported that this is the largest in the lineup - Heron TP, not Heron MK2, although that is also good. https://www.iai.co.il/p/heron-mk-ii