Hyderabad-based technology R&D firm Grene Robotics has designed and developed India’s first indigenous drone defence dome called “Indrajaal”.
As per the company, the drone defence dome has the capability to autonomously protect an area of 1000-2000 sq km against the aerial threats by assessing and acting on aerial threats such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), loitering munitions, and Low- Radar Cross Section (RCS) targets.
“For the first time in India and many times, globally rogue forces have adopted cutting-edge technologies such as UAVs, Smart Swarms, etc. Jammu Air Base on June 27th was attacked by such technologies to drop explosives next to the Mi-17 hangar,” Grene Robotics stated in a press release.
The ANTI-UAV systems will not only provide protection to defence bases but it will be beneficial for linear infrastructures like international borders against advanced weaponry.
The path-breaking development is imperative because manual weapons and point-based defence systems can’t defend modern warfares, which are operated by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics.
Considered as the 3rd revolution of warfare, the design principles of Indrajaal are based on delivering autonomy to the armed forces. The synergic combination of 9-10 modern technologies helmed by Artificial Intelligence (AI), cybersecurity and robotics.
Capable of real-time situational awareness, Indrajaal comprises all current weapons suite and infrastructure along with a honeycombed cell structure to provide a seamlessly built over a combination of 9-10 technologies for 24×7 persistent monitoring, tracking and action.
“I urge the defence leadership to take an integrated and comprehensive approach against all the UAVs, loiter ammunition swarm drones and low RCS threats with indigenously developed Autonomous Defence Systems. Conventional defences will be overwhelmed in a swarm attack scenario and an AI-Enabled Autonomous Dome with its own ecosystem of sensors and processing is the way forward. The process of establishing a fully functional system is an evolutionary process and needs technology vision and user involvement,” CEO Defence, Grene Robotics, Wg Cdr MVN Sai (Retd) said while commenting on Indrajaal.
Salient features of Indrajaal
– Real-time situational awareness
– Integrated and Intelligent meshed network
– Integrated all current weapons suite and infrastructure
– Honeycombed cell structure for seamlessly built
– Synergic combination of 9-10 technologies
– 24×7 persistent and autonomous monitoring, action and tracking