Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicDrone technology

Topic: drone technology

IAF plans to buy 10 anti-drone systems from Indian vendors after Jammu air base attack

The systems are intended to ‘detect, track, identify, designate and neutralize’ hostile drones, and a Laser-DEW is essentially required as a ‘kill option’.

Govt invites bids for delivery of Covid vaccines & drugs to remote areas using drones

The bid document stated that ICMR has successfully conducted a feasibility study to deliver vaccines through drones in collaboration with IIT, Kanpur.

‘Drone swarms’ are coming, and they are the future of wars in the air

The question really is not if, but when and where drone swarms, which is the next evolution of robotic warfare, will be utilised in real-time operations.

Army showcases swarm drones at Army Day Parade, plans to scale up capability soon

Army termed the drone system a disruption technology, which can hit targets 50 km inside enemy territory. The system has been developed in collaboration with a Bengaluru startup.

Drones can make Covid vaccine delivery a success — if Modi govt can just tweak its policy

India’s goal of an ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ and a $5 trillion economy isn’t achievable by leaving behind a flexible and multi-purpose revolutionary drone technology.

How drones helped Azerbaijan defeat Armenia, and the implications for future modern warfare

In episode 618 of #CutTheClutter, ThePrint's Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta highlights military lessons from Armenia-Azerbaijan war, and their significance for India.

It’s actually the Drone-Acharya Award: Wikipedia page links modern tech to Mahabharata

Page on Dronacharya Awards given out to sports coaches says ‘award is named after modern day drone technology’, which ‘existed during the Mahabharata era’.

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File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

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The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

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Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

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