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Indian Army to get its first ‘indigenous drone’

from The BRICS Post:

The Indian Army will soon receive its first micro-light, pilot-less target aircraft, Lakshya- 1, which has been produced by the state-owned defence firm Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).

A top official of HAL confirmed on Saturday the aircraft has been delivered ahead of schedule. “The aircraft has been delivered ahead of schedule in a record 15 months against 24 months of normal manufacturing cycle time,” HAL Chairman R. K. Tyagi said.

The drone was successfully test flown from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur near Balasore in the eastern state of Odisha in 2012. The company said in a statement ‘Lakshya-1 is a fully indigenous UAV that can realistically simulate enemy aircraft for air-to-air and surface-to-air weapon system operators; it permits proficiency assessment and improvement of weapon crew in live fire engagement’.

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