The United States and India are in talks together to start a drone development program, which can be flown by an aircraft. A top Pentagon official gave this information. Addressing the India Thought Summit organized by the US-India Business Council (USIBC), a top US Defense Ministry official said on Tuesday that the research laboratories of the US Air Force had launched an Indian study on the development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Signed a research and development agreement with the startup, which can be dropped from the sky.
US Deputy Defense Minister (acquisition) Ellen M. Lord said, “I would like to inform you about such an exciting project, which we are talking about now.” The UAVs will be shared development programs for the research laboratories of the US Air Force, the Indian Air Force (IAF), India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and an Indian startup company.
Lord of the Pentagon’s representative for the US-India Defense Technology and Trade Campaign (DTTI) said that it plans to hold the next group meeting of DTTI in the week of September 14 and the second meeting of the DTTI Industrial Alliance Forum the week before. Lord is often referred to as the main arms buyer for the US Department of Defense. He said that the defense cooperation of America and India has made great progress in the last few years. This cooperation has created a close relationship between the governments of the two countries and has ensured better stability in the Indo-Pacific region.
He said that America’s defense sales to India have grown rapidly in the last 10 years and America is trying to become India’s first choice in terms of defense solutions. He said that many things happened in DTTI last year, which happened for the first time. He said that the agreement for the first project of common development is under negotiation. Lord said that the first Industrial Cooperation Forum has been organized. He also announced the issuance of industrial guidelines regarding participation with DTTI.
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