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Indian Army signs $20-million contract with ideaForge

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  • January 18, 2021
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Indian Army signs $20-million contract with ideaForge

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Defence and Security

In news 

  • The Indian Army has signed a $20-million contract with ideaForge to procure undisclosed quantities of a high-altitude variant of SWITCH UAV.
  • ideaForge is a player in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology. 

Important value additions 

  • SWITCH UAV is an indigenous system built to cater to the most demanding surveillance operations of the Indian forces.
  • This fixed-wing vertical take-off and landing UAV can be deployed at high altitudes and under harsh environments for day and night surveillance. 

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