“India is becoming self reliant” this is not just a statement but the prediction of the golden age that is coming for India. The Indian government’s push for self-reliance in ammunition and defense systems has led to the creation of the first domestic Loiter Munition (LM) called Nagastra-1.
The Indian Army has achieved a significant accomplishment in the field of defense under the ‘Make-in-India’ initiative by signing a contract to purchase more than 450 completely indigenous Nagastra-1 loitering munitions.
What is Special in Nagastra-I ?
Nagastra-1 is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of choice for loitering munitions with advanced features such as abort, recover, and reuse capabilities. Its superior features make it stand out amongst similar systems developed by more technologically advanced countries. Nagastra-1 is a significant accomplishment for India’s defense industry and aligns well with the ‘Make-in-India’ initiative. This showcases the company’s commitment to enhancing the indigenous capability of using drones/UAVs as war machinery. The successful development and acquisition of Nagastra-1 by the Indian Army is a significant step towards achieving self-reliance in ammunition and defense systems.
Solar Industries made Nagastar-I
Solar Industries Nagpur, a leading company in India’s defense industry, has secured the contract to provide Nagastra-1 to the Indian Army. The company’s push for self-reliance in ammunition and defense systems has resulted in the development of the first domestic Loiter Munition (LM). This milestone achievement was made possible through the collaboration between Economic Explosives Ltd (EEL) and Z-Motion.
An official from Solar Industries stated that the Indian government’s push for self-reliance in ammunition and defense systems has led to the creation of the first domestic Loiter Munition (LM) called Nagastra-1. This LM was developed by the company’s 100% subsidiary, Economic Explosives Ltd (EEL), in collaboration with Z-Motion from Bangalore, reported PTI.
Why is Drone Technology crucial for Defence ?
The effectiveness of drone technology as a force multiplier in military operations has been demonstrated worldwide. Recent conflicts, such as those in Syria, the one between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the attack on oilfields in Saudi Arabia, and the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, have emphasized the critical role of drones in contemporary warfare. The acquisition of Nagastra-1 by the Indian Army signifies the country’s commitment to staying at par with global advancements in defense technology and leveraging indigenous capabilities.
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