Swarm drones & loitering munitions of Indian Army

Amarante

Senior member
Jun 22, 2021
1,258
1,272
La Défense, France
(Soldat-und-technik.de, june22)
India receives Warmate Loitering Munitions

India has received 100 systems of Warmate loitering ammunition, according to various concurring national and international media reports. According to these reports, the Warmate, which is produced by the Polish manufacturer WB Electronics, is another type of loitering ammunition to be introduced in the Indian armed forces. The order will presumably be handled by the New Delhi-based subsidiary WB Electronics India Pvt Ltd, which was founded in October 2020. According to reports, the new users of the Warmate will be the Indian Special Forces.

The Warmate Loitering Munition has been introduced to the Polish Armed Forces since 2017. The same year also saw the start of cooperation with the Ukrainian manufacturer CheZaRa, with the aim of developing an agent complex called Sokil based on the Varta protected wheeled vehicle. Warmate agents have been documented several times in the Ukraine war since April 2022. In addition, Poland recently announced the procurement of a comprehensive package consisting of reconnaissance drones and command and control systems, as well as associated logistics and training components, worth €450 million. Furthermore, an additional procurement of Warmate Loitering Munitions worth eleven million euros was initiated for the Polish Territorial Defence. With a top speed of 150 km/h, the Warmate has a range of 30 km and can be equipped with a HE warhead as well as thermobaric and shaped charge warheads.

With the exception of the delivery of the system to Ukraine, the manufacturing company is keeping a very low profile with regard to export orders. This is also the case in the current case of India. Upon request, Soldat & Technik received the answer that they did not want to comment on the matter for contractual reasons. It can therefore only be assumed that the procurement is based on a Request for Information (RFI) from the Indian armed forces in 2020. Apparently, the agent was able to prevail against the unknown field of competitors. However, there does not seem to have been a formal tender.

As early as September 2021, the Indian armed forces declared their intention to immediately procure 120 SkyStriker loitering ammunition systems from the Israeli manufacturer Elbit. The systems were to be produced by the joint venture between Elbit and the Indian manufacturer Alpha Design Technologies. It is currently unclear to what extent WB Electronics India is involved in the production or support of the Warmate in the present case. (DeepL)

Warmate-Bild-WB-Group.jpg

(thanks to the original poster)
 
  • Like
Reactions: Sathya

Sathya

Senior member
Dec 2, 2017
3,129
2,017
India
(Soldat-und-technik.de, june22)
India receives Warmate Loitering Munitions

India has received 100 systems of Warmate loitering ammunition, according to various concurring national and international media reports. According to these reports, the Warmate, which is produced by the Polish manufacturer WB Electronics, is another type of loitering ammunition to be introduced in the Indian armed forces. The order will presumably be handled by the New Delhi-based subsidiary WB Electronics India Pvt Ltd, which was founded in October 2020. According to reports, the new users of the Warmate will be the Indian Special Forces.

The Warmate Loitering Munition has been introduced to the Polish Armed Forces since 2017. The same year also saw the start of cooperation with the Ukrainian manufacturer CheZaRa, with the aim of developing an agent complex called Sokil based on the Varta protected wheeled vehicle. Warmate agents have been documented several times in the Ukraine war since April 2022. In addition, Poland recently announced the procurement of a comprehensive package consisting of reconnaissance drones and command and control systems, as well as associated logistics and training components, worth €450 million. Furthermore, an additional procurement of Warmate Loitering Munitions worth eleven million euros was initiated for the Polish Territorial Defence. With a top speed of 150 km/h, the Warmate has a range of 30 km and can be equipped with a HE warhead as well as thermobaric and shaped charge warheads.

With the exception of the delivery of the system to Ukraine, the manufacturing company is keeping a very low profile with regard to export orders. This is also the case in the current case of India. Upon request, Soldat & Technik received the answer that they did not want to comment on the matter for contractual reasons. It can therefore only be assumed that the procurement is based on a Request for Information (RFI) from the Indian armed forces in 2020. Apparently, the agent was able to prevail against the unknown field of competitors. However, there does not seem to have been a formal tender.

As early as September 2021, the Indian armed forces declared their intention to immediately procure 120 SkyStriker loitering ammunition systems from the Israeli manufacturer Elbit. The systems were to be produced by the joint venture between Elbit and the Indian manufacturer Alpha Design Technologies. It is currently unclear to what extent WB Electronics India is involved in the production or support of the Warmate in the present case. (DeepL)

Warmate-Bild-WB-Group.jpg

(thanks to the original poster)
Nose looks likes that of Laser guided bomb
 
  • Agree
Reactions: Amarante

marich01

Senior member
Aug 17, 2022
2,768
3,617
India
Indian Army issues EoIs to procure hundreds of Autonomous Surveillance & Armed Drone Swarms (A-SADS) for Desert/Plains as well as High Altitude Areas. VTOL drones will have 3 types of armament including top attack munitions


If I remember correctly, we already inducted multiple types of loitering ammo, warmate, harrop etc? This new type would be indigenous lower cost solutions ?
 

Ankit Kumar

Team StratFront
Nov 30, 2017
6,043
6,262
Bangalore
IAF has RFI for canisterised Truck Based Medium Range Loitering Munitions. Quantity is 50-100. As it's RFI document, so not much is revealed.
 

Soldier35

Active member
Mar 21, 2022
997
110
Russia
India tested Poland's Warmate drones. The Indian Special Operations Forces has published a video of testing the Warmate small loitering ammunition, manufactured by the Polish company WB Electronics. Earlier it was reported about the purchase of 100 kamikaze drones of this type by India. Drones of this type are also used by Turkey and Ukraine. Drones Warmate, developed in 2014 and designed for surveillance, tracking and identification of targets, it is also used as a kamikaze drone. The drone has a range of up to 10 km; if the target is not detected, the drone can return to base. The drone can stay in the air for up to 30 minutes and has a speed of up to 150 km/h, rising to a height of up to 500 meters. The maximum take-off weight of the drone is 4 kg, the drone is equipped with warheads with an explosive mass of up to 800 grams.