RFP,  Runway Independent Remotely Piloted Aircraft System, Indian Army        

Issue Date: 28 Oct 2022       |        Response Date: 24 Nov 2022

The Ministry of Defence, Government of India, intends to procure quantity Ten (10) Runway Independent (RWI) Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) with Ground Control System (GCS) and Remote Video Terminal (RVT).

Runway Independent (RWI) Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) with Night visibility and target acquisition capability is an ideal multi sensor system, to carry out day and night, real time reconnaissance, surveillance and Direction of Artillery Fire (DOOAF) of an area of interest. The system will provide high resolution imagery to enable target detection, recognition, identification and accurate location of adversary’s location/ build up, location of mortars/ guns, movement to troops and vehicles during border management tasks and active operations. It will also facilitate accurate engagement and direction of Artillery fire.

Essential features of the AV are as follows:-

  • An on board auto pilot to control the AV.
  • The airframe should be constructed with lightweight composite material to facilitate low Radar Cross Section (RCS) of ≤ 01 m2.
  • The design of the airframe should be modular to facilitate containerisation transportation in service transport.
  • The design and the geometry of the fuselage should ensure variety of single or multiple payloads for day and night operations.