The equivalent of a do-it-yourself kit once was enough to blow half of Saudi Arabia’s crude oil production on 14 September. 18 low-cost drones (with cruise missiles), believed to have been deployed in Yemen to attack by Houthi rebels. Due to Saudi oil facilities, oil prices jumped more than 10 percent in one day.
In recent years, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones with logistics and mapping support used to improve our daily lives can now be programmed to destroy things from afar. What makes them deadly and effective for combat is advances in video-camera technology, precise operation with better GPS, stealth operation and faster speeds. Efficiency can be seen in India’s drone procurement and manufacturing.
In the 1990s, the Indian Army purchased Israeli drones and for surveillance. But this year, an order was placed for more than 50 Harop attack drones from Israel. Meanwhile, the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and a group of private Indian companies in the state are building drones and developing DAV technology.
Everything about military drones:
The software is like onboard motors, propellers, payload activists and autopilot attached to weapons
Security, Surveillance, Attack
Mach * 0.18 (222 km / h) –
Mach 1 (1,234 km / h)
* The ratio of the speed of a drone to the speed of sound
50 Lakh + Rs
Lithium polymer battery, hydrogen fuel cell, jet fuel
Faster than sound?
Companies are developing hypersonic weapons – missiles that can dodge the air defense system by flying five times faster than sound. Thus, the combat drone operates at hypersonic speed (beyond Mach 5), which can make the detection system more lethal
Protecting India’s crop:
India has a fleet of about 100 drones and plans to add 54 Herop attack drones to Israel to increase unmanned combat capability. These drones have electro-optical sensors to meet high-value military targets such as surveillance targets and radar stations before attacking.
DRDO MALE is developing a drone that can travel at a speed of 200 kmph and can fly at altitudes of 6,000-10,000 feet
– MALE or the long-endurance drone of medium height:
Can fly up to 30,000 feet altitude and travel more than 200 km
– Heli or High Altitude Long Endurance Drone:
Can go beyond 30,000 feet and has a limit of a few thousand
– Indian UAV market size by 2021
$ 886 million
– The estimated global size of the market by 2021
$ 21 billion
– The global market for drone applications by 2020
$ 100 billion
– Number of drones operating illegally in India before 2018 rules
– Number of Indian firms in the drone business
Source: Economic Times