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India Made Drones Being Sent To Israel

India Made Drones Being Sent To Israel

India Made Drones Being Sent To Israel

HYDERABAD (IANS) – India’s first private drone manufacturing facility here, has made significant strides in establishing India as a defense manufacturing hub. The facility has now supplied more than 20 Hermes 900 medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) UAVs to Israel.

The Adani-Elbit Advanced Systems India Ltd, has become the first entity outside of Israel to manufacture the Hermes 900. It is not being used by the Israeli defense forces in Gaza.

These UAVs, equipped with high-performance sensors, have proven instrumental in detecting ground or maritime targets across a wide spectral range and can execute ground target attacks.

In a parallel situation, the Dutch government is looking into a court order to put a stop to the export of F-35 fighter jet parts to Israel, as it could violate international laws, according to Reuters.

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  • Not sure, a few weeks back, India imported US made drones according to news report; now India made drones dispatched to Israel. Are these drones designed, manufactured in India fully with sourced materials from India or assembly type with imported parts?

    February 12, 2024
    • Only assembled. So they get the label “manufactured in but are really assembled in. You could probably make them in an auto garage with tools available in the auto garage in India. Simple assembly and then test and package and ship.

      February 12, 2024
  • Good one- great Joke

    February 12, 2024
  • Good Joke
    Means India manufactured the Moon Lander in a Garage

    February 12, 2024
  • I fully support to help Isreal in this way.

    February 12, 2024
  • Happy to note that we manufactured and self designed drones and sent to Israel.

    February 12, 2024
  • The Elbit Systems Hermes 900 Kochav is an Israeli medium-size, multi-payload, medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designed for tactical missions.

    It is co-manufactured with Adani Defence & Aerospace in India.

    February 12, 2024
  • Whether the drones are manufactured or assembled in India does not matter. What matters is it generals employment and revenue. Number one priority is job creation and infracture improvement. Tons of jobs can be created in picking up trash and desposing it. The “babu” or “munshi” jobs are not in decline.

    February 12, 2024
  • Very good and appropriate clarification Mr Prakash

    February 13, 2024
  • Here is the latest, so far, on this topic, according to the February 14, 2024 article, “ India sends ‘killer’ drones to Israel as attack on Rafah looms” from middleeastmonitor.com.

    “ India has sent so-called “killer” drones to Israel to assist the occupation state in its military offensive against the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. This is the latest reported support from New Delhi for Tel Aviv’s genocidal attack on Gaza’s Palestinian population.
    According to Indian news channel TV9 Hindi last week, the Indian government delivered a number of Hermes 900 drones to Israel on an unspecified date, with the aim of helping fulfil “Israel’s needs in the Israel-Hamas [sic] war.”
    Manufactured in the southern-central Indian city of Hyderabad, the Hermes 900 drones are reportedly capable of remaining airborne for over 30 hours, putting them in the class of medium-range long endurance UAVs. They are one of the four types of lethal or “killer” drones that Israel uses.
    They have already been used in a variety of military operations carried out by the Israeli occupation forces since the 2014 assault on Gaza, both for reconnaissance missions and aerial bombardments.

    The drones are the result of a joint venture between India’s Adani Defence and Aerospace, and Israel’s Elbit Systems, known as Adani-Elbit Advanced Systems India Ltd.
    Although neither New Delhi nor Tel Aviv has publicly acknowledged the transfer of the Indian-made drones to Israel, The Wire news outlet cited a source at Adani as confirming that the export had taken place.
    The revelation of the Indian delivery of combat UAVs to Israel comes at a time when the occupation forces are planning to launch an operation in Rafah, in the south Gaza, despite earlier guarantees by Tel Aviv that Palestinians would be safe if they sought shelter in the city and surrounding area.
    The Hermes 900 drones are apparently set to be used in that operation, where they could be utilised in the further bombing of civilians in Rafah and vastly increasing the number of Palestinians killed by Israel in the besieged territory since October. The number currently stands at around 30,000 — mostly children and women — with 70,000 wounded.
    The delivery of the drones greatly increases India’s involvement in Israel’s war and wider arms industry. New Delhi is reportedly the largest purchaser of Israeli weapons, spending over $1 billion per year.”

    February 14, 2024

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