BlueBird Set to Sell UAVs to the Indian Army

CSS, a joint venture between BlueBird and Cyient, received its first order from the Indian Army for SpyLite Mini UAS. The scope of the deal was not disclosed

Credit: BlueBird Aero Systems

Cyient Solutions & Systems Pvt. Ltd. (CSS), a joint venture between Cyient Ltd. and BlueBird Aero Systems, Israel, announced that it had received its first supply order from a unit of the Indian Army for SpyLite mini-UAV systems for high altitude aerial surveillance. The scope of the deal was not disclosed.

CSS offered, and successfully demonstrated, its flagship mini-UAV system, SpyLite, which was the only one that met end-user requirements to conduct real-time surveillance and target acquisition at very high altitude and in extreme weather conditions. The SpyLite was also the only UAV system to complete and pass the trial.

During trials, the SpyLite demonstrated quick operational readiness supported by launch and recovery in high altitudes and harsh terrains. Using high-end payloads, the system delivered high-quality day and night videos, for an impressive control range and ensured a high level of safety with automatic return home and recovery in "no communication" situations. The system also demonstrated "operation on the move" while the operator controlled the UAV from a moving vehicle until finally recovering it.

Commenting on the announcement, Ronen Nadir, CEO of BlueBird Aero Systems said: "When looking for the perfect UAV solution, experienced end-users, such as the Indian Army opt for a winning combination of field-proven UAV systems with high performance, diverse capabilities, high reliability, low lifecycle cost, and ease of use. That's what the SpyLite offers, and we are glad it was proven once again in the Indian Army's trials."

NJ Joseph, Managing Director & CEO, Cyient Solutions & Systems, commented: "Defense and security forces around the world have come to rely on the SpyLite's exceptional performance. We are delighted that the Indian Army has selected the SpyLite for its operational requirements and feel privileged that these systems will complement the surveillance capabilities of our armed forces on the nation's borders."

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