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Project Agreement (PA) for Air-Launched Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (ALUAV)  

6th September, 2021 International Relations

                                         

                                                                                     

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Context:

  • India & US sign Project Agreement for Air-Launched Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

 

About Project Agreement for Air-Launched Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

  • It is a significant step towards deepening defence technology cooperation between India & US.
  • It outlines collaboration between Indian Air Force & DRDO towards design, development, demonstration, testing and evaluation of systems to co-develop ALUAV Prototype.
  • The PA for ALUAV falls under the Research, Development, Testing and Evaluation (RDT&E) Memorandum of Agreement between Ministry of Defence and US Department of Defence, which was first signed in January 2006 and renewed in January 2015.

 

Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI)

  • The main aim of Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI) is to bring sustained leadership focus to promote collaborative technology exchange and create opportunities for co-production and co-development of future technologies for Indian and US military forces.
  • Under DTTI, Joint Working Groups on land, naval, air, and aircraft carrier technologies have been established for focus on mutually agreed projects in respective domains.
  • The PA for co-development of ALUAV has been overseen by the Joint Working Group on Air Systems and is a major accomplishment for DTTI.

 

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