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Indian Army to get first Hermes-900 Starliner drone in June: Reports
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Indian Army to get first Hermes-900 Starliner drone in June: Reports

| @indiablooms | 10 May 2024, 11:42 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: In a significant boost to its surveillance mechanisms along the Pakistan border, the Indian Army is set to receive the first Hermes-900 Starliner drone on June 18, media reports said.

The Hermes-900 known as the Drishti-10 drone will be supplied to Indian forces including Indian Army and Navy by Adani Defence Systems.

"The first of the two drones to be acquired by the Indian Army would be handed over to the force on June 18 in Hyderabad. The supplies are part of the deal signed under the emergency powers given to forces by the Defence Ministry," defence officials told ANI.

The Indian Navy received the first Hermes-900 delivery in January this year. The second one will be provided to the Army.

The third one would now be supplied to the Navy and the fourth one would go to the Army, media reports said.

The Indian Army has placed orders for two of these drones from the firm under emergency provisions that required the systems supplied by vendors to be more than 60 percent indigenous and be under the 'Make in India' in Defence.

The Indian Army is already operating the Heron Mark 1 and Mark 2 drones and has also placed orders for the Drishti-10 or the Hermes-900 drones under the last tranche of the emergency procurements approved by the government for the forces.

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