Tuesday, February 27th, 2024

India is buying American Predator drone, France offered Brimstone missiles

France. There may be another arms deal between India and France. MBDA, the world’s leading European defense company, said it is ready to consider the possibility of integrating its high-precision anti-missile Brimstone into the MQ-9B Predator armed drone, if received by India. , buying from America. MBDA’s Brimstone missiles are known as airborne weapons and are suitable for deployment on a wide range of land and surface platforms as well as unmanned drones.
India is in the process of purchasing 31 MQ-9B Predator drones from the US at a cost of around US$3 billion to strengthen the surveillance apparatus of its armed forces, especially along the disputed border with China. MBDA officials, in response to a question, said that we are ready to consider any proposal regarding integration of Brimstone missiles in the MQ-9B Predator drone being purchased by India. Britain has also decided to integrate Brimstone missiles into the Royal Air Force (RAF)’s fleet of US-made MQ-9B drones to enhance its overall capabilities.

Drone deal may happen soon between India and France
Officials said the air-dominated missile has been actively deployed in Afghanistan and Libya and has proven to be the weapon of choice with the ability to conduct surgical strikes during day and night. Sources in the Indian defense and military establishment said various details, including the cost and weapons package, of the purchase of 31 MQ-9B Predator drones from the US will be decided after the deal is approved by the US Parliament. It is being said that both the parties are considering sealing the deal. The cost of the drones will be decided in the negotiation process, but it is estimated that the cost of the purchase will be around US$3 billion. MBDA has played a key role in the integration of the weapons package on two squadrons of Rafale fighter jets operated by the Indian Air Force. MBDA has provided various weapon systems including Milan anti-tank guided missiles to the Indian Armed Forces over the last 50 years.

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