Spacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 3392 posts, RR: 1 Posted (13 years 11 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3514 times:
Just a quick question that I was wondering about since the news of Pakistan reporting an air to air kill of one near Lahore. What kinds of drones does India operate and in what numbers. Also, does Pakistan also recon. drones?
GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13606 posts, RR: 76
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3469 times:
India is technically capable of producing advanced drones, and they've been doing a lot of work with the worlds most experienced UAV maker-Israel.
Israeli components were found in the wreckage of the shot down UAV.
Not so sure about Pakistan.
Spacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 3392 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3467 times:
I was especially curious because from what photos I've seen published of this recent shootdown, to me it looks like the seeker head and control fins from a sidewinder rather than what I would charachterize as a UAV. The Israeli electronics doesn't really surprise me, as those are probably some of the best available to them. Any pics of intact Indian drones?
BarfBag From India, joined Mar 2001, 2435 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3446 times:
Spacepope is right. The pictures he's referring to, shows the front IR sensor and fins of an AIM-9 Sidewinder that brought down the UAV. The picture caption wrongly states that it was a part of the UAV. The sidewinder probably cost more than the UAV did
Indianguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3421 times:
While the Indian DRDO does produce a UAV called *Nishant*, the one that was bought down outside Lahore was of Israeli make. Israel is the second largest supplier of Defence Material for India and India is Israels biggest customer.