Indian Army Jet Pack Suit: The Indian Army has started the process of procuring 130 advanced drone systems to strengthen its overall surveillance and combat capability in sensitive border areas. Along with this, the army is also starting the process of 100 ‘Robotic Mules’ with accessories. The officials gave this information on Tuesday (January 24).
He said the tethered drones are being procured under emergency procurement under the fast-track process in the ‘Buy-Indian’ category. Under this category, the Army has sought Request for Letters (RFP) from interested units to buy 48 jet pack suits under emergency purchase.
The specialty of the jet pack suit?
The Indian Army has started the process of procuring 48 jet pack suits. There are many benefits of this jet pack suit. Soldiers posted on the border can also fly in critical conditions by wearing jet pack suits. According to the information, there are five gas turbine jet engines in the jet pack suit, which generate energy of about 1000 horsepower. Such suits can be run on fuel, diesel or kerosene. The speed of jet pack suit is 50 km per hour.
What is the specialty of drone?
Tethered drone systems consist of drones that are attached to a ‘tether station’ on the ground and can monitor targets beyond visual range for extended periods of time. Officials said that each drone system will have two aerial vehicles, a single-person portable ground control station, a tether station, a remote video terminal and other components with an included payload. The last date for submission of tender is 14 February.
Army strengthening surveillance system
The Indian Army is strengthening its overall surveillance mechanism along the nearly 3,500-km-long Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China after the eastern Ladakh demarcation that began in May 2020. The Army has also started the process of 100 ‘Robotic Mules’ with accessories. Officials said that the last date for submission of tender is February 6.