- Indian start-up will work with US Air Force Research labs
- Bengaluru based start-up will participate in the Indo-US Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI)
- It writes itself as the “46 member team is building smart technologies for tomorrow”
A Bengaluru based start up will now work with the US Air Force Research laboratories to develop air-launched drones for the armed forces.
According to a leading news agency of India, the firm named NewSpace Research and Technologies has been chosen to participate in the Indo-US Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI).
On its official website, the firm, NewSpace Research and Technologies describes itself as a “46 member team is building smart technologies for tomorrow”.
However, when the firm was contacted, it did not to the queries of the news agency.
The report said that this programme will involve aca with the US Air Force Research Labs, the Indian Air Force and also the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
Angad Singh, an aviation expert with the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) said that “A lot of the work under DTTI isn’t terribly advanced, certainly not the kind that requires high-level enabling S&T research from organisations like DRDO and DARPA.”
He added, “Given that, it makes sense to involve private businesses, particularly the more agile and specialised outfits, to collaborate on meeting high level requirements set out by the militaries of both sides,”.
The DTTI (Defence Technology and Trade Initiative) is the first Indo – US technology collaboration project in the aerospace domain.
The next round of the India – US DTTI group meeting is expected to take place on the 14th of September, according to the Financial Express report.