Boost for IAF: India's Heron Drones To Be Armed With Missiles For Precision Strike Missions

In a major move by the Indian Air Force, Heron drones which so far are being used for recce will now be equipped with missiles to attack enemies. The Indian armed forces operate nearly a hundred of these unmanned reconnaissance planes.
The Heron unmanned aerial vehicles are already in the Air Force, Navy, and the Army and are being used extensively at the moment by both Army surveillance and Target acquisition batteries and Air Force in the Ladakh sector.
But now, after over a decade of service, the Indian government wants these Heron drone to go to the next level. On Tuesday, the Ministry of Defence cleared a long-pending programme to upgrade these unarmed Heron drones.
India Today has learnt that these drones will be fitted with with laser guided bombs, stand-off air to ground missiles and anti-tank guided missiles — capable of remote precision strike missions.

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  1. Aravind C on January 11, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    Even an idiot can buy drones if he had money…..
    Develop them in India not just buying from abroad

  2. Shane Ramfol on January 11, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    INDIA today has become a joke .

  3. MiNi on January 11, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    Dude, We could that?!? Why TF did We wait so long? Anyways, better late than never. Jai Hind! ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿผ

  4. Docorif on January 11, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    Natural friend isreal. Better late than never. Thanks to the end of congi appeasement politics we have accepted isreal as our all weather friend. We have only to gain.

  5. Veerakudi Vellalar on January 11, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    Never give up learn from Israel ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ offensive is the best Defence Tactic

  6. MR. X on January 11, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    India should invest in it’s own indigenous drone technology rather than buying it. It take 3 to 4 year but it will have its own fleet like turkey . turkey did it in only 4 years .4 year ago they don’t have but now they have there own and also sold to other countries !!!!

  7. RAJ SHAH on January 11, 2021 at 11:49 pm


  8. Charan M S on January 11, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    Why India Today one side is all enthusiastic such news but behave like traitors when it comes to its people , behave like traitors time and time again. Make up your minds. Being Nationalistic not divisive.

  9. dcx on January 12, 2021 at 12:01 am

    India is seriously lacking in drone technology . Just look up turkeys ankcini drones

  10. Ajay Singh on January 12, 2021 at 12:04 am

    Enemy at the gate , and armed forces are preparing , great , bjp and congress, janta ko bavkoof samaj rakha hi logo ne

  11. Binoy Vudi on January 12, 2021 at 12:08 am

    I worked on a drone project for India .. in 2006 at drdo (ade Bangalore) Nishant. the drone was outdated by the time it was inducted and I felt bad.. the iaf chief barbora said that we take too long to develop new weapons and he is absolutely right.. things are slow at drdo.. we need to immediately ramp up the entire drdo otherwise we will meet a sad fate. I am not a pessimist but I like to take the line of cautious optimism.. we really need to step up our game in research .. there were many tenured employees from the 1970s who would come in to work at 10 am, then go to the canteen and get lunch for 4 rupees (in 2005) and come back to their desks at 2 pm and take a nap and go home at 4 30 pm. Our group head, scientist E level senior guy was a young (34 years old) and dynamic IIT Delhi phd and he used to tell the young people like me (I was 20) that lethargic 1970s and 1980s employees who basically got drdo jobs because they had a very basic 2 year Diploma and that was rare in the 70s and 80s.. like the guy I was referring to earlier was the reason India is behind in technology. I urge young people to really take interest in maths, physics and chemistry.. work with a sense of purpose and never be lazy.. our country needs you..

  12. caro baez on January 12, 2021 at 12:08 am

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  13. Nikhilanand Hegde on January 12, 2021 at 12:08 am

    Looking at all the drone designs available , we find that the propeller is at the back whereas the Indian Rustom 1 and 2 , itโ€™s in the regular front position Does the front position create more noise and reduce stealth ? I wonder!! Drones are meant to attack and see with the stealth function

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