India-US to Co-Develop Small Air Launch UAVs

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WASHINGTON/NEW DELHI: India and the US have identified small air launch unmanned aerial vehicles and a lightweight small arms technology project along with aircraft maintenance for defence collaboration, a top Pentagon official has said. The India-US DTTI meeting focused on encouraging the US and Indian industry to work together and develop next-generation technologies. “One project we’re looking at is small air launch UAVs,” US undersecretary of defence for acquisition and sustainment Ellen Lord told a media roundtable at the Pentagon on March 15. Lord, who co-chaired the meeting along with secretary of defence production Ajay Kumar, said the teams are looking at very specific deliverables on the specific dates with key individuals having responsibility.