UAV

  • Gujarat: India Air Force's UAV crashes near Bhuj town Yesterday

    Bhuj: A Heron Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) of the Indian Air Force, used for surveillance, crashed on Wednesday on the outskirts of a village near Bhuj town in Gujarat's Kutch district. "IAF's Heron UAV which was used for surveillance in the area, crashed near Mankunva village, about 40 kms from...
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles deployed to trace terrorists in Uttar Pradesh September 25, 2014

    Bijnore: Clueless for a fortnight about the whereabouts of six suspected terrorists allegedly involved in blast here, UP Police on Thursday pressed into service Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) to trace them. UAVs hovered over 12 villages in the Kotwali Dehat area here after reports that the terrorists could be hiding...
  • J&K: Army to buy 49 mini unmanned aerial vehicles October 15, 2013

    Army's Northern Command has issued a global tender for procuring latest miniature unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for gathering intelligence and carry out reconnaissance of areas along Line of Control (LoC) with Pakistan and SinoIndia border. In the wake of frequent ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC), General Officer CommandinginChief...
  • Mysore all set to celebrate Dussehra with great fervor October 14, 2013

    Mysore is all set to celebrate the auspicious occcasion of Dussehra with great fervor on Monday evening. City's police commissioner said that the security at Mysore palace was tightened and 6200 police officials were deputed to check the law and order situation. He added that for the first time the...
  • AntiNaxal operations: NTRO base to be operational by early next year October 8, 2013

    The first base of the country's specialised technical snoop department NTRO will be made fully operational by early next year in Chhattisgarh to aid anti Naxal operations and fly Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to help security forces track Maoist activities. The centre will come up at the Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP)...
  • 21-year old Kolkata student builds a drone, seeks help to upgrade August 30, 2013

    Kolkata: Subhanjan Saha has his eyes in the sky. A three metre by one metre drone, or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), built by him from scratch has garnered widespread attention - but unfortunately, the top brass in India's defence and aeronautics sectors are yet to respond. Saha, a 21-year-old computer science...
  • IAF drones fails to track Naxals in Chhattisgarh May 27, 2013

    Raipur: The deadly Naxal attack on the Congress leaders in Jagdalpur could have been prevented had the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) not been lying idle in faraway Hyderabad. According to intelligence sources, since every drone takes off from Hyderabad, they can't spend sufficient number of hours hovering over the Naxalaffected...
  • Is the DRDO a white elephant? August 13, 2012

    A top secret audit of DRDO reveals that financial sanctions are being split so that they don't have to go to higher authorities. ...
  • DRDO spending crores, but no positive outcome August 13, 2012

    New Delhi: The Defence Research and Development organisation, country's premier body for development of defence related technology, has allegedly spent crores of rupees in the name of expenditure on technology, but there has been no positive outcome. A top secret audit of DRDO ordered by Defence Minister AK Antony has revealed...
  • 'AntiNaxal operations will be intensified in AP' December 9, 2011

    Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh Police chief V Dinesh Reddy on Thursday asserted that antiNaxal operations in the state would be intensified. An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) fitted with powerful surveillance cameras would be pressed into service from February to track the movement of Naxals, DGP V Dinesh Reddy said at a press...
  • Eye in the sky: India's indigenous UAV makers May 11, 2011

    New Delhi: Shobhit Niranjan had an offer to join Mentor Graphics for seven lakhs per annum. US based Symantec wanted to recruit Mohit Mundra for nine lakhs per year. Raman Puri had a comfortable job at Hero Honda and a seat at IIM Lucknow. But the 26yearolds decided to grind their...
  • Indian Navy's UAVs to keep an eye on intrusion January 20, 2011

    Porbander: Surveillance along the western coastline has been beefed up with the commissioning of a squadron of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) at the Naval base in Porbander. The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, called the Heron, will now keep an eye on intrusions along the western coast, which was used by the 26/11...
  • Drone warfare: a hitech video game? December 28, 2010

    Toronto: The drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), used by the US to take out militants in Pakistan's tribal regions, are the new face of modern warfare, according to a US drone expert. Lt Col Matt Martin, who as a virtual pilot has logged 1600 hours of flying drones also...
  • Pak asks US for new helicopters to hunt alQaeda June 16, 2010

    Washington: Pakistan has sought advanced US attack helicopters, UAVs and other weapons under a whopping $ 2.5 billion arms 'wish list' to bolster its hunt for alQaeda's senior leadership hiding in the country's unruly northwest. The arms that Pakistan has requested includes new helicopter gunships, including AH1W and the Apache64D; armed...
  • Air Force needed in fight against Naxals April 9, 2010

    Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or nonweaponised drones are to be used on a trial basis for rescue and search by the Government. The Home Ministry is seeking a fresh mandate from the Cabinet to use Air Force choppers and aircraft for search and rescue operations against Naxals. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or...
  • Iran tests radar evading aircraft February 8, 2010

    Tehran: Iran has conducted a successful test of its first domestically developed radarevading aircraft, a senior military official said. The prototype of the aircraft named 'Sofreh Mahi'(flatfish) which staged a "successful flight" passed all radarevading tests, Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Army Air Force General Aziz Nasirzadeh said on Sunday. The General...
  • US may give drone spy planes to Pakistan January 22, 2010

    Islamabad: In a significant development, Defence Secretary Robert Gates on Thursday said the US is considering the supply of unarmed versions of spy planes to Pakistan as part of the military partnership between the two countries. Gates, who is visiting Islamabad for a strategic dialogue on the link between security...
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to be used to survey Naxals November 15, 2009

    New Delhi: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) will be used for the first time to detect Naxal hideouts in dense forests and hilly terrains and monitor the movement of ultras to help ground forces carry out precision attacks. The UAVs, with inbuilt camera, wellequipped data link and video link, will gather and...