SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
Indian Army has issued a Request for Information (RFI) for the procurement of Vehicle-based Canistered Loitering Munitions with an extended range of 100km. The canister Loitering Munition system should be able to be mounted on a 4×4 Utility Vehicle not weighing more than 7.5-tons preferably on the Ashok Leyland Stallion that can support 12 Loitering Munitions.
Army plans to procure initially 10 sets of Canistered Loitering Utility Vehicles along with 120 Loitering Munitions that can carry 8kg of warhead or more. Loitering Munition should be able to be launched from an altitude of 4000 meters or more and has an endurance of 2 hours with an accuracy of a minimum 2 meters circular error of probability (CEP).
Loitering Munition sought by Army should have the capability to home on to allocated target even if communication from the ground station is disturbed and capability should also exist for moving targets. Interested OEMs are requested to submit their bids by 10 November 2022.
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