Oct. 20, 2021

The Indian Army Aviation has recently got control of israeli Heron-I unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in the eastern sector — these were earlier with the Artillery — bringing all aviation assets under one roof and augmenting its ability to keep an eye on Chinese activities across the border.


  • The move comes just months after the raising of a new Aviation Brigade at Missamari in Assam.

  • The Army Aviation Brigade at Missamari was raised in March this year to enable better command and control of aviation resources.

  • The Brigade operates the Cheetah and Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv utility helicopters, Rudra weaponsied ALH and Heron-I UAVs.

  • Three RPA flights are working under the Army Aviation squadrons which consists of around 14 UAVs.

  • The Israeli Heron-I UAVs are in the process of being upgraded and officials said they will also be deployed in this sector in due course.

Source : The Hindu