Indigenous anti-drone technology
GS Paper - 3 (Defence Technology)
India is developing indigenous anti-drone technology to thwart the growing threat from these devices on the country's borders and it will soon be made available to the security forces, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on the occasion of the BSF’s 57th Raising Day in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan on 5 December 2021.
- It is the commitment of the government. There was a mention of a growing threat from drones. BSF, DRDO and NSG are trying to develop an anti-drone technology.
- Anti-drone systems detect and or intercept unwanted drones and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
- They are deployed to protect areas such as airports, critical infrastructure, large public spaces such as stadiums, and military installations and battlefields.
- The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed an anti-drone system to neutralize enemy drone attacks.
- The indigenous drone technology is capable of counter-attacks including detection, Soft Kill (for jamming the communication links of drones) and Hard Kill (laser-based hard kill to destroy the drone) of enemy Drones.
- The system is already demonstrated to Armed Services and other internal security agencies.