Navy to commission its third UAV squadron today

The third Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) squadron of the Indian Navy will be commissioned in the Naval Air Station in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu on Wednesday.

Last Updated: Apr 11, 2012, 08:31 AM IST

Chennai: The third Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
(UAV) squadron of the Indian Navy will be commissioned in the naval air station in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu on Wednesday.

The Squadron would be commissioned by Vice Admiral Anil Chopra, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval
Command today.

The squadron, which would operate aircraft with
advanced sensors, long endurance and ability to provide
stand-off surveillance, will be controlled by Eastern Naval
Command and would be located at INS Parundu, strategically located straddling Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay, a Navy release
said.

PTI