During the 9th meeting of
India-US Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI), a joint Statement of
Intent (SoI) that formalized their intention to co-develop a range of
cutting-edge war fighting technologies and systems has been signed on 24 Oct
2019. The projects include three short-term projects, two mid-term projects and
two long-term projects for co development.
The short -term projects are:-
Air-launched, small UAS.
Lightweight small arms technology project
building rifles, carbines and machine guns and Ammunition from lightweight
polymer cast material.
Intelligence, surveillance, targeting and
reconnaissance (ISTAR) a command and control software that enables coherent
The mid-term projects are:-
Maritime domain awareness is termed “Sea Link
Virtual augmented mixed reality for aircraft
The long-term projects are:-
Terrain-shaping obstacles increasing the
lethality of traditional obstacles such as mines and barbed wire.
Counter UAS rocket artillery and mortar” or
Apart from the above there are other areas as
well in which both the nations have cooperated includes “Aircraft carrier
technology cooperation (ACTC), co-development of Raven micro-UAS;
mission-specific interiors for C-130J Super Hercules aircraft; a mobile
electric-hybrid power source, and protective clothing for soldiers in a nuclear
contaminated battlefield have not made any headway. The collaboration on
developing high-performance, aerospace jet engines has now been scrapped.