India Being Offered MQ-4C Naval Version OF Global Hawk

Northrop Grumman has received and responded to Request for Information (RFI) issued recently by Indian Ministry. Northrop Grumman has received necessary permission from United States and has offered MQ-4C, which is a modified Naval version of combat proven Global Hawk, improvised for the Maritime surveillance.

MQ-4C also known as Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) UAV based on Global Hawk and will complement the 737 based Multimission Maritime Aircraft (MMA), the P-8A Poseidon.

MQ-4C Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) UAV will have 36 hour endurance and will be able to operate up to 60000 ft against strong winds and severe weather, and has a payload of 3200 LB .MQ-4C will have 2D AESA radar providing it 360 degree coverage over vast section of the ocean.

MQ-4C will provide Indian Navy, a tactical platform which will be able to scan large section of Indian Ocean for Hostile surface and Submarine fleet, and it also will be operationally be quite cheaper to operate than a manned surveillance aircraft.



Anonymous said...

great .... If the Indian navy is getting the MQ 4C it will be very cool. Also India should think about getting predator,reaper combat drones from US which are game changers in war.

Anonymous said...

coooooooooooooooooooooooooool......but US may back hit india with their aggressive CISMOA clauses

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