HAL To Develop CATS Warrior

  • 08 Feb 2021

  • The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is developing a futuristic high altitude pseudo satellite - CATS Warrior - with a start-up company, a first of its kind in the world.
  • The technology is named Combined Air Teaming System (CATS).
  • The satellite will be solar energised and become a big asset flying unmanned around 70,000 ft for 2-3 months and taking information.
  • It will have a manned aircraft (will be known as mother ship), operating from far away, and four autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles known as CATS Warrior.
  • In this project where the manned aircraft will operate within the boundary and the unmanned aircraft will enter the enemy zone and can carry out strikes deep inside the enemy territory.
  • It will be able to stealthily enter 700 kilometres inside enemy territory.
  • Capable of autonomous functions, these unmanned aerial vehicles will also have all the manoeuvring capabilities.
  • It can straightway hit the target at a distance of 700 kilometres or can go to 350 kilometres and come back. It can carry ammunition, missiles if needed.