While the People's Liberation Army has just published a call for tenders to acquire two types of suicide drones, or "Vagabond Munitions" which better describes the specifics of these weapons, India was quick to do the same. On March 6, Indian military authorities launched a request for information to acquire a hundred systems allowing an infantry soldier to carry out a wandering ammunition, whether for interdiction, attack or reconnaissance missions.
The characteristics requested of this wandering ammunition are clearly established, with a range of 15 kilometers in line of sight, a range greater than 30 minutes, and an ability to evolve at more than 4500 m altitude, a necessity to operate on the Tibetan plateaus facing China. In addition, the system must be portable and deployable by an infantry soldier, with a mass less than or equal to 20 kg, and offer day and night viewing capabilities. The military charge is not imposed, but it must be sufficient to deal with infantry forces or weakly armored targets.
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