In what will strengthen the defences of the armed forces against drones and aerial threats alike, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed anti-drone technology, that can swiftly detect and destroy drones that pose a security threat to the country. The D-4 drone system, developed by DRDO, could thus counter close range attacks such as the one that took place at Jammu Air Force station last Sunday.
“D-4 drone system would’ve detected attack (in Jammu) as its range is over 4 kilometres. The system’s aim is to detect rogue drones that are likely to attack the most vulnerable places. The system has got multiple sensors and two different counterattacks to destroy the rogue drones,” Dr Jillelamudi Manjula, Director General- Electronics and Communication Systems (ECS), DRDO, said, news agency ANI quoted.
“Prevention can be done by early detection only, so we need to have multiple systems all around our vulnerable areas. We need to detect the drones early,” she further said.
D-4 system jams communication centre of drones by destroying hardware
The state-of-the-art technology jams the command and control system of the drones and damages the hardware of the drones. The system was used to provide security cover during the Republic Day parade at Rajpath.
The country’s defence establishment has been on a high alert after two low-intensity blasts that were reported at the Jammu Air Force station last Sunday. On Thursday, Army Chief General MM Naravane said that the Army is developing capabilities to deal with drone threats both in the kinetic and non-kinetic realm.
“Easy availability of drones definitely increases complexity and challenges,” Naravane said.