Israeli company SpearUAV and Indian company, Paras Aerospace, a subsidiary of Paras Defence and Space Technologies Limited, are jointly offering a hand launched Ninox 40 UAV system to the Indian armed forces.
Speaking about the collaboration, Yishai Amir, CEO of SpearUAV, said, “The defence sector in India faces many challenges in surveillance of multiple international borders, in jungles and wooded areas as well as dealing with extreme natural forces, such as monsoon storms, cyclones and earthquakes. These challenges apply to the special forces, army, navy, various internal security divisions, and national disaster response teams. The cooperation between our companies will address the many needs of these forces, in order to give every soldier, officer and first responder an immediate ISTAR capability to complete their mission and save lives.”
Ninox 40 is a single-user operation, micro-tactical, cost-effective drone system, featuring an encapsulated drone and control unit. Weighing under 250g, Ninox 40 is lightweight enough to be incorporated into the soldier’s vest and carried on-person during combat. The Ninox 40 is designed to fly up to 40 minutes with extensive Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) capabilities, day and night camera for enhanced situational awareness, automatic tracking, and can be launched on the move and from under cover, even in harsh environmental conditions.
Munjal Shah, Managing Director of Paras Defence and Space Technologies Limited, said, “The two companies are working with their respective defence ministries to explore opportunities.”
“This kind of drone is of high relevance to India considering the number of internal and external threats the country is facing. As part of our joint activity, we also plan to provide a local response through the transfer of production and technology to India, in accordance with government policy,” Pankaj added.
Spear is a certified sole supplier to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), and is expanding its global customer base by offering tailored solutions.