The India-Japan Joint Working Group (JWG) have held preliminary meetings to initiate the process for acquisition of the ShinMaywa US-2i amphibious aircraft for the Indian Navy.
The crest of the Indian Navy’s new UAV squadron, INAS (Indian Naval Air Squadron) 343, which will be commissioned in Porbandar in Gujarat on Monday. The squadron will operate Searcher and Heron UAVs. The navy’s first UAV squadron is INAS 342 based in Kochi in Kerala. The navy plans a third squadron at INS Parundu at Ramanathapuram in Tamil Nadu.