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After China, India will Receive Loitering Munition

After China, India will Receive Loitering Munition 16 March, 2020

In Asia, interest in loitering munition, which offers a cost-effective solution compared to missiles, is growing. The People's Liberation Army / PLA has recently announced that it will add suicide drones to its inventory. The Indian Ministry of Defence (MOD) has released a Request for Information (RFI) on a possible procurement of up to 100 loitering munition systems for the Indian Army. The RFI mentioned that the loitering munition system would weigh less than 20 kilograms, is man-portable, a range of 15 kilometres, has anti-jamming countermeasures, and can be used against soft skinned targets and infantry. The RFI also requires the delivery of the entire order within 18 months from contract signing.

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