The 44-Day War in 2020 between Azerbaijan and Armenia, followed by the Russia-Ukraine War that has raged for over a year, have both established a battle-winning weapon of modern warfare — the armed remotely piloted vehicle (RPV), usually referred to as the armed drone.
Now, India’s military has begun equipping itself with variants of armed drones that could tilt battles in its favour on the mountainous Sino-Indian frontier or in the deserts of Rajasthan, where Indian armoured forces battle against Pakistani tanks.
Over the coming week, the army will conduct tests in Pokhran of an “aerial targeting system” for the artillery directorate. It is called the PALM 400 — acronym for “precision attack loitering munition” — and is designed to fly over armoured vehicle concentrations, or areas where they are expected. When the armoured vehicles arrive in this “kill zone”, each PALM 400 picks out
TO READ THE FULL STORY, SUBSCRIBE NOW NOW AT JUST RS 249 A MONTH.
Subscribe To Insights
Key stories on business-standard.com are available to premium subscribers only.Already a BS Premium subscriber? Log in NOW
What you get on Business Standard Premium?
- Unlock 30+ premium stories daily hand-picked by our editors, across devices on browser and app.
- Pick your 5 favourite companies, get a daily email with all news updates on them.
- Full access to our intuitive epaper - clip, save, share articles from any device; newspaper archives from 2006.
- Preferential invites to Business Standard events.
- Curated newsletters on markets, personal finance, policy & politics, start-ups, technology, and more.