SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG.
The first component in the Combat Air Teaming System program that has been developed by the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Newspace Research & Technologies will be Air Launched Flexible Asset Swarm (ALFA-S) loitering munition.
idrw.org has been told that developmental trials of the ALFA-S loitering munition that is capable of gliding to targets located over 100kms from the launch point will start from ground-based systems in the coming months as fabrication work on the prototypes is nearing completion.
ALFA-S loitering munition that can be air-launched from fighter jets from a POD will be ready for developmental trials from 2024 onwards but ground-based that be launched from Tube is also under development for ground forces that can be mounted on vehicles or Tanks.
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