The security forces are on high alert in Jammu after more drone-sighting near the Air Force Station. For the first time ever the drones coming from across the border hit a military target. And according to sources the target was the Air Traffic Control (ATC) Tower and not the Mi-17 Helicopters which are based there.
More drones have been spotted flying over several military areas around the Jammu Air Force Station including — Kunjwani Chowk, Kaluchak, Sanjuwan on Tuesday and today too
National Security Guard (NSG) has been keeping a stock of the situation. It has been decided that besides special lights for better visibility, Anti-Drone Systems will be soon deployed. According to sources, “Anti Drone System which has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is likely to be used. DRDO has transferred the technology to the Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) for the production of the system.”
The Indian Air Force (IAF) will be the nodal authority once the Anti-Drone Technology system has been acquired and in the future is likely to coordinate efforts on countering weaponized drones attacks.
What is the DRDO’s Anti-drone Technology?
This will help in identifying and eliminating aerial threats. And could provide the Indian Armed Forces an advantage in intercepting, detecting and destroying the enemy drones. The system uses a laser-based kill mechanism to detect and destroy the drones in the air.
It has the capability of detecting and neutralizing UAVs, and the radar system offers 360-degree coverage.