New Delhi, April 1 (Agency)
Kadet Defence Systems (KDS) announced Monday it has successfully completed delivery of 350 JX2 aerial targets along with spares, ground support equipment and training aids to the Indian Army with the handing over of the last lot of 70 machines.
The JX2 Aerial Target System is a versatile training aid for air defence gunnery and missile practice and has been supplied in the sleeve tow configuration following a contract entered into in May 2010 with the defence ministry for 350 aerial targets, spares and related equipment, a company statement said.
The deliveries were preceded by extensive Quality assurance tests, confirmatory flight and environmental trials.
"We created history by being able to secure the first UAS (unmanned aerial system) contract to the Indian Private Industry and then successfully delivering our product, which once again reaffirms our commitment to the users" said KDS CEO and founder Avdhesh Khaitan.
"This contract gives us a strong foothold into the emerging aerial targets segment in India and further enables us to introduce our JX3 jet-powered aerial target to address emerging threats," Khaitan added.
The JX range of aerial targets comprise the propeller driven JX2 and the jet-powered JX3 . The systems can be configured to emulate various threat perceptions and can carry various payloads including IR flares, Luneburg lenses, chaff and miss-distance indicators. They can also be retrofitted with tow systems to economise weapon training and development.
Kadet Defence Systems is a vertically integrated enterprise, possessing all the capabilities required for engineering, manufacturing and management for designing, prototyping, testing, production, maintenance and operational support for its range of unmanned systems. Kadet is also involved in numerous programmes of Indian government laboratories.