In an effort to showcase its embracing of emerging and disruptive technologies, the Indian Army on Friday, Jan 15, 2021, carried out a live demonstration of Drone Swarming capability. It used 75 indigenously designed and developed drones. These drones performed an array of Artificial Intelligence (AI) enabled simulated offensive missions and close support tasks at the Parade Ground, Delhi Cantt.
According to an official statement, “this demonstration was carried out to highlight how the Army is preparing itself to meet future security challenges and transforming itself from manpower-intensive to a technology-enabled force.”
The Army Chief Gen MM Naravane, earlier this week in an interaction with the media had talked about the Army investing heavily into Artificial Intelligence (AI), Autonomous Weapon Systems, Quantum Technologies, Robotics, Cloud Computing and Algorithm Warfare.
Why? As these will help in achieving a convergence between the Army’s warfighting philosophies and also the military attributes of these technologies.
Financial Express Online has been focusing on the AI and related technologies for future war fare and how it can help the armed forces as well as the paramilitary forces.