Connect with us

South Asia

India And US Focus On Drone Warfare, Suspend Project To Share Jet Engine Technology

Published

on

India and the United States have identified new technologies in drone warfare systems under the Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI). The initial project to build fighter jet engines has been suspended as both sides failed to reach an agreement on the specifics of the collaboration deal. The DTTI also includes lightweight arms and network systems. 

The two sides have signed a joint statement of intent (SOI) to strengthen defence technology cooperation. The SOI also outlines the specific short, middle and long term projects which both countries will undertake as a part of DTTI. Through the talks, both sides have identified seven projects which aims to achieve the shared national security interests of the countries. 

India-US Relations Burgeoning as US Upgrades India to STA-1 Category

There are three near term projects included in the initiative – air launched small Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), lightweight small arms technology and Intelligence, Surveillance and Targeting Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR). The proposed near term projects will be formalised in an agreement in approximately six months.

DRDO Building ‘Directed Energy Weapons’ Which Can Dismantle Ariel Targets Without A Shot Being Fired

Ellen Lord, undersecretary of Defence and Acquisition and Sustainment, who was in the New Delhi for a DTTI review meeting said that both sides are still working on other aspects of aircraft technology. He said, “The original project is suspended right now. But we are talking about other potential engine working group items.  We could not come to an understanding of what exportable technologies would be useful to the Indians and we did run into a challenge in terms of US export controls.”

The DTTI initiative announced in 2012, was focused on co-production and co-development of military systems but did not succeed despite efforts from both countries.

With Eye On China, India and Japan To Sign Agreement On Naval Defence And Cooperation

 

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook

FEATURED

J-11-CHINA J-11-CHINA
Asia Pacific1 hour ago

WATCH: Chinese J-11 Fighter Jets Conducts Large-Scale War Drills Near Indian Border

China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has conducted a series of extensive exercises with warplanes around a Western Theater Command Air...

Featured4 hours ago

Four Time Faster Than US’ Tomahawks, Why Indian BrahMos Missiles Pose A Grave Risk To China?

The Indian Navy on Tuesday successfully test-fired the anti-ship version of the supersonic cruise missile, BrahMos from stealth destroyer INS...

Asia Pacific5 hours ago

India Falls Back On European Fighter Jets To Counter Rising Menace Of Chinese Swarm Drones

To counter Chinese air defenses in Ladakh and other bordering areas, India has decided to fast-track its swarm drone system,...

S-500-RUSSIA S-500-RUSSIA
Americas15 hours ago

Bad News For F-35 Jets; Russia Set To Unveil ‘Stealth-Killer’ S-500 Missile Systems Next Year

US military experts would be watching anxiously as Russia is all set to enhance its most advanced S-400 missile system...

iranian-scientist iranian-scientist
Featured17 hours ago

Was Israeli Mossad Inspired By Hollywood Movie ‘The Jackal’ To Eliminate Top Iranian Nuclear Scientist? WATCH

Iran claims Israel used a remote-controlled weapon to kill the country’s top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, on Friday. Another Assassination:...

Imran-Khan Imran-Khan
Featured17 hours ago

Pakistan PM Imran Khan Thanks China For Its Unwavering Stand On Kashmir Issue

Pakistan PM Imran Khan thanked the country’s strategic ally China for its “consistent” and “principled” stand on the longstanding Kashmir...

F-16 F-16
Americas17 hours ago

Canadian Firm To Buy Huge Number Of F-16 Fighter Jets From Israel; Could Exceed The Fleet Strength Of RCAF

The Israeli F-16 fighter jets are the A/B variant and were inducted into the Israel Air Force in the 1980s,...

Pakistan-FDI-china Pakistan-FDI-china
Featured20 hours ago

China, Pakistan Sign New Defense Deal Amid Rising Tensions With Common Foe – India

Amid ongoing tensions with India, China and Pakistan have signed a new military deal aimed to boost military cooperation among...

F18-India-Deal F18-India-Deal
Americas22 hours ago

F-18 Super Hornets To Be Equipped With Hypersonic Missiles With A Striking Range Of Whopping 1600 Km

Australia will be testing a new air-launched hypersonic missile as part of the joint U.S-Australian program under the Southern Cross...

US-UK US-UK
Europe1 day ago

The UK Awards A Whopping $3.2B Contract T BAE Systems To Develop Next-Gen Munitions

BAE Systems, a British multinational defense, security, and aerospace company, has landed a £2.4bn ($3.2 billion) contract for the supply...

Advertisement
Advertisement