A new Indian navy unmanned aircraft unit is addressing critical surveillance gaps over the Arabian Sea that were exposed during the November 2008 terror attack in Mumbai as the service looks to greatly increase the types of unmanned aircraft it operates. The new unit was set up in the coast town of Porbandar in the western state of Gujarat Jan. 17. Designated INAS 343, the squadron’s assets—Israel Aerospace Industries Herons and Searcher Mk. IIs—will be carved out from the fleet operated ...


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