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SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG.

A significant step towards Atmanirbhar in Defence and the first success story of Make-II Projects. Indian Army has signed the first contract today under Make-II for Maneuverable Expendable Aerial Target with Anadron Systems Pvt Ltd worth ?96 Cr, for Army Air Defence & Indian Air Force.

In 2018, the Indian Army had given its sanction for prototype development of ‘MEAT’ (Manoeuvrable Expendable Aerial Target) under the `Make II’ Category to give realistic training to the men during annual exercises for which the need for suitable aerial target system was felt.

Under the Make II category in the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP), there is no funding required from the Ministry of Defence (MoD). Anadron Systems Pvt Ltd In partnership with UK defense specialist QinetiQ Target Systems Ltd has developed Shikra-Banshee Jet 40, a jet engine version that can be used to represent threats posed by UAVs, enemy aircraft, and general aerial threat weapons.

Shikra-Banshee Jet 40 can fly up to 26,000 feet and has an operational range of 100km, endurance of 65min.

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