The Indian Air Force is adopting the ALS-50 unmanned aerial vehicle. It is a long-range kamikaze drone.
What is known
The ALS-50 is developed by the Indian company Tata Group. The drone is distinguished by vertical takeoff and landing. It is not entirely clear why he should land if it is a kamikaze drone. Although it is possible that the operator can cancel the mission and land the drone, this nuance is not specified.
The development and procurement of a new generation of loitering ammunition is now a key component of the Indian Air Force modernization program. Global conflicts, in particular Russia’s war against Ukraine, demonstrate the importance of such weapons.
Most of the key technical characteristics of the ALS-50 are not specified. It is known that the drone can carry up to 23 kg of explosives, is resistant to enemy electronic warfare and has a launch range of up to 1000 km. The targets of the kamikaze drone can be objects both on land and at sea.
Source: The Defense Post