Drone 30 MQ-9B / This special weapon will come to India, deal worth billions of dollars is going to be done with America

Vikrant Shekhawat : Feb 04, 2023, 01:34 PM
Drone 30 MQ-9B: The dispute between China and America over the spy balloon has deepened. Similarly, America considers China as its biggest challenge. At the same time, China is also a big threat to India. In such a situation, America and India together are adopting a strategy to crush the fun of China. In this episode, America can make a deal of $ 3 billion with India. Under this, such a dangerous weapon will come to India, which will blow the senses of China. This weapon will prove to be very effective in the inaccessible mountainous areas of LoC. This weapon is the 30 MQ-9B attack drone, which China fears.

In view of China's challenge, America can give its attacking drone 30 MQ-9B to India as soon as possible. Both the countries want this deal of $ 3 billion regarding the attacking drone to be done in the shortest possible time. With the help of this attacking drone, India will be able to strengthen its entire surveillance system along the border with China (LAC) and the Indian Ocean.

Al Zawahiri was killed by this drone

It was with the help of MQ-9 Reaper drone that the US killed al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in Kabul, Afghanistan in August 2022. The Hellfire RX9 missile was used by the US to fire this drone. The MQ-9B drone is also a part of this drone series. The MQ-9B Predator drone is considered important from the point of view of India's national security and defense needs. According to official sources, out of the total thirty drones to be purchased from the US, 10 drones each will be handed over to the three forces.

Know about this drone

This drone can stay in the air for about 35 hours. It is made by the American defense company General Atomics, which is operated remotely. It can be deployed for a number of purposes including surveillance, intelligence gathering and destruction of enemy targets. This drone can also carry a bomb weighing 450 kg and four Hellfire missiles. There are two variants of this drone MQ-9B, first Sky Guardian and second Sea Guardian. The Skyguardian drone (mq-9b-skyguardian-drone) can fly up to 1800 miles i.e. 2900 kilometers after taking off. That is, if it is flown from an airbase in Central India, then it can keep an eye on the border of China and Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir. This drone is capable of flying for 35 hours at an altitude of 50 thousand feet. Apart from this, this drone can fly with a payload of 6500 pounds.

The deal is final! Know what the American minister said

According to media reports, India has been trying to buy this powerful drone for a long time. For the first time in 2017, the then US President Donald Trump and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed the deal. However, this deal could not be done at that time. It is believed that recently India's National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and his American counterpart Jake Sulwin have discussed this issue. After this discussion, this deal can be finalized soon. The US Assistant Secretary of State said, "Both countries have shown interest in this drone deal.

How will MQ-9B Predator drone be beneficial for India?

India's relations with two neighboring countries Pakistan and China are in a difficult phase. In this context, the inclusion of Predator drones in India's military power is considered important. After the clash with Chinese soldiers on the border in 2020, the need for this weapon has increased even more.

In fact, India has significantly increased its surveillance along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) using an unmanned drone fleet. In such a situation, the inclusion of American MQ-9B drones will be a major upgrade in India's surveillance system. In addition, the Indian Navy wants to keep an eye on the activities of Chinese warships and submarines in the Indian Ocean. These drones would be perfect for this.

China's growing naval activity in the Indian Ocean region, including the docking of the Yuan Wang 5 ship in Sri Lanka, makes the need for Reaper drones even more important for India.