Jetpack Suits for Indian Army
The Army has also issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to buy 48 jetpack suits for Indian Army under emergency procurement through Fast Track Procedure (FTP).
The Indian Army is constantly working to improve its surveillance capabilities in sensitive border regions and to be able to respond quickly to any enemy movements. In line with this goal, the army has recently issued tenders for the urgent procurement of advanced equipment, including jetpack suits for soldiers, cutting-edge drone systems, and robots. These new tools will enhance the army’s surveillance and response capabilities, allowing them to better protect and defend India’s borders.
According to an official, the Army will procure 48 jetpack suits, 100 robots, and 130 fast-track ‘tethered’ drone systems to enable soldiers to fly at a speed of 50 km per hour. The army has said that the jetpack suit should have safe and controlled take-off and landing for soldiers, which can land in any direction. In addition, the robots should be able to operate at altitudes of up to 10,000 feet. At the same time, the drone should be suitable for surveillance across the borderline for a long time.
Lessons India learned from recent conflicts
According to the official, these tenders have been issued for emergency purchases by the army. India has taken this step in view of the recent global conflicts. In which there is a conflict between Armenia-Azerbaijan to Russia-Ukraine or a military confrontation with China in the east. The Army has also issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to buy 48 jet pack suits under emergency procurement through Fast Track Procedure (FTP).