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The Indian Army’s Fire and Fury Corps conducted a unique exercise – a ‘Drone Flying Competition’ – showcasing the versatility and potential of drones in modern warfare. Held in a demanding environment, the competition provided valuable insights into:

The exercise highlighted the diverse applications of drones in the battlefield. From aerial scouting and surveillance to monitoring troop movements and locating enemy positions, drones offer significant tactical advantages.

The competition explored how drones can be effectively utilized in various situations, including:

  • Real-time Monitoring: Drones provided a constant eye in the sky, enabling commanders to monitor the situation in forward areas and training exercises.
  • Advanced Reconnaissance: UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) capabilities were demonstrated for reconnaissance behind enemy lines, including using infrared technology for low-light conditions.
  • Obstacle Negotiation: The competition assessed the ability of drones to navigate challenging terrain features like glaciers and obstacles, showcasing their adaptability.

Innovation by Soldiers: The competition fostered a spirit of innovation among soldiers, as they explored new and effective ways to employ drone technology in various tactical scenarios.

As drone capabilities continue to evolve, the Indian Army is well-positioned to leverage these advancements and integrate them into its combat doctrine.