SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
In 2021, The Ministry of Defence of India and the U.S. Department of Defense concluded a Project Agreement (PA) for Air-Launched Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (ALUAV) under the Joint Working Group Air Systems in the Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI). idrw.org has been told that the first Indo-US collaboration on defense programs will see the development of an Air-Launched Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (ALUAV) that can be launched from Transporters like C-130 and C-17 to be used for electronic support jamming missions.
ALUAV once deployed will be able to provide Wide angular coverage for electronic support jamming missions with network-centric warfare (NCW) capabilities even before manned and unmanned aircraft enter airspace for their missions.
Swarm ALUAVs can be configured with different payloads and also can be used for intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and also electronic warfare. ALUAV Program is still in the initial stages of development but this recoverable UAS by the Motherships is seen as an unknown frontier that has not been exploited for enforcing Anti-Access and Area Denial (A2AD) in the airspace over the enemy line.
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