India and US Under the Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI) have agreed upon to develop next-generation hand-launched remote-controlled mini UAV which will be an advanced variant of “Raven” UAV system is manufactured by a US firm AeroVironment.

India media. have been reporting on possible local production of RQ-11 “Raven” leading to transfer of technology but today’s press release further clarifies that India and US companies will jointly work on new mini UAV which will eventually replace older RQ-11 model widely used in US military and among Nato troops .

India’s National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) has developed mini-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) ” Slybird.” and Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) too has unveiled the hand-launched fixed-wing mini UAV Imperial Eagle.

It’s still not clear which Indian companies will participate in the development of next-generation handheld mini UAV which will be operated by troops from both countries and other allies.

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