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India and US to develop new air-launched Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

The co-development of defence equipment is a major step towards deepening defence technology collaboration between the two nations.

India and US to develop on new air-launched Unmanned Aerial Vehicle-VPN
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New Delhi, First Published Sep 3, 2021, 2:04 PM IST
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Deepening their defence technology collaboration, India and the United States have signed a project agreement for Air-Launched Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, which will design, develop, demonstrate and test the prototype. 

The agreement was signed under the joint working group for air systems under the Defence Technology and Trade Initiative between the US Department of Defence and the Indian defence ministry. 

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Under DTTI, the joint working groups on air, naval, land and aircraft carrier technologies. These joint working groups were set up to focus on mutually agreed projects in respective domains. 

The joint working group on air systems has been looking over the project agreement for the ALUAV co-development.

The co-development of defence equipment is a major step towards deepening defence technology collaboration between the two nations.

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The project agreement outlines the collaboration between the IAF research laboratory, and the DRDO towards the design, development, demonstration, testing and evaluation of systems to co-develop an ALUAV prototype. 

The Aeronautical Development Establishment at the DRDO and the Aerospace Systems Directorate at the Air Force Research Laboratory, along with the Indian and US Air Forces, are the principal organisations for the execution of the project agreement.

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