SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
NewSpace Research and Technologies is developing an ALFA-S loitering munition that will have a folding wing structure to fit inside a canister-launching system that can be mounted on any vehicle or can be used as a man-portable system. idrw.org was told that this new loitering munition will have an endurance of more than 45-60 minutes and can be armed with high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) and thermobaric warheads.
ALFA-S loitering munition can be equipped with an electro-optic/infrared (EO/IR) payload for target identification and can be used to conduct intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) missions, as well as target acquisition and engagement of enemy forces.
NewSpace is already working on Air Launched ALFA-S that can be launched from Indian Air Force fighter jets and Helicopters. The collapsible-winged ALFA-S weighing less than 7kgs can attend a maximum speed of 120-150km and has an operational speed of 70-80kmph.
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