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Russia offers its Orion UAV as a counter to American MQ-9 Predator to India

Source : Indian Defence Updates (IDU)

Russia offers its Orion UAV as a counter to American MQ-9 Predator to India
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Russia offers its Orion UAV as a counter to American MQ-9 Predator to India

Indian Ministry of Defence Officials has been discussing the potential purchase of 18 MQ-9 Predator armed drones worth $1.8 billion.

At this crucial moment of talks with the US on the 18 Predator drones deal, Russia is actively promoting its Orion Long Endurance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle to India.

This promotion comes after a Russian Sukhoi Su-27 fighter jet shot down an MQ-9 drone during sharp maneuvering raising concerns about its vulnerability to interception. the Orion UAV has a range of 1440 kilometers payload capacity of 250 kilograms and an endurance of 24 hours and it is equipped with advanced avionics and precision munitions and offers exceptional capabilities for tracking and engaging enemy aircraft, UAVs, helicopters, and even ground targets with anti-tank missiles. Russia offers its Orion UAV as a counter to American MQ-9 Predator to India IgMp

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