The Indian air force will evaluate several micro unmanned air systems in early May, with sources suggesting that 10 companies will demonstrate their products for the service.

Leading contenders for the requirement include AeroVironment, which is promoting a version of its Raven, plus the Aurora Integrated Systems Urban View, BlueBird Micro-B and Innocon Spider.

Sources expect a selection decision to be made during July 2013, with the Indian air force micro UAS requirement likely to cover the acquisition of 95 systems.

Source: Flight International