Indian Navy To Get More Israeli UAVs

India’s navy has operational requirements for additional unmanned air
vehicles made by Israel Aerospace Industries, sources say, with these to
potentially include improved Heron or Heron-TP systems carrying
maritime sensor payloads. Evaluations using some systems have already
been carried out, they add.
The Indian navy in January stood up its second UAV squadron, with its
current IAI-produced Heron and Searcher II systems facing increased
operational demand. This has led to indications within recent weeks that
additional contracts could be placed with IAI, the sources say.



In addition to having already provided UAVs to the Indian navy, IAI is
also equipping the service with additional equipment, such as the
Barak-8 air defence missile.