With china, a number of aircraft drones have been purchased and smaller drones are being acquired from the us and will be deployed to soldiers at the battalion level. Handheld drones will be used to gather information about a certain location or region as well as to monitor that location simultaneously. The indian navy has leased two predator drones from an american firm general atomics for monitoring in the indian ocean. Now the indian military are about to acquire four heron mark ii drones from israel, which would allow him to keep a close eye on chinese actions in the ladakh region and other places along the line of actual control with china. The deal was reached in mid january between new delhi and israel, aerospace industries. However, the arrival of the uavs was delayed due to the continuing covid19 pandemic. According to times of india, the first two unmanned aerial vehicles would arrive in india within two to three months, with the remaining two arriving by the end of the year, the 200 million dollars contract was originally intended to be a three year lease arrangement, but india chose To acquire the platforms as part of the countrys ambitions to strengthen its military in the face of the continuous border dispute with china, the indian air force already operates more than 180 israeli made unmanned aerial vehicles, including 108 iai made searches and 68 unarmed heron ones for Surveillance and intelligence gathering, as well as a fleet of iai, produced harpy uavs, which carry a high explosive warhead and self destructs to take out targets such as radar stations.

The heron mk2 is an updated version of the heron uav, with considerably greater anti jamming capabilities than previous models. This drone is used by the israel air force. The special thing is that laser guided bombs and missiles can also be installed in this drone. Lets. Take a look at why china is afraid of this drone, the heron mk2, which is equipped with the worlds most advanced technology developed by israel, aerospace industries to date, is a strategic and adaptable aircraft capable of carrying a wide range of payloads. This drone aircraft is fitted with rotex 915 is engines can reach a height of nearly 10 000 meters attain a top speed of 140 knots, and this aircraft can stay in the air continuously for 45 hours. The maximum takeoff weight for the heron mk 2 is 1. 350 kilograms with a payload weight of 470 kilograms. Not only this, these aircraft are capable of carrying out multiple missions simultaneously, heron uav sensor has been enlarged, and this has made it extremely dangerous. With this, india would be able to conduct reconnaissance of its adversaries bases from a long distance without crossing the border. This drone aircraft is equipped with a server allowing it to collect enormous volumes of data. Mk2 is quite broad and powerful, and this has made it robust enough to carry a submarine reconnaissance, solar boys monitoring system, as well as a magnetometer to identify targets underwater. It can easily monitor long distances. Its system can be turned off with the help of satellite sitting.

At a distance, israel is regarded as a major drone exporter and israel. Aerospace industries has over 50 operational clients worldwide, including australia, canada, chile, colombia, france, germany, india, mexico, singapore and south korea. The purchase of herron mark ii drones will be a major boost to indian forces surveillance capabilities.

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