Hyderabad: Within the wake of latest drone IED assaults in Jammu and Maoists utilizing drone cameras for surveillance, safety forces guarding very important installations are actually eager on fast deployment of anti-drone programs to successfully counter the menace.
The double drone terror assault on Jammu Airforce Station with IEDs on June 27 and subsequent sightings of unidentified drones at totally different locations near India-Pakistan border has compelled safety companies to rethink defence preparedness towards such UAV assaults. Cops working in Maoist-hit Gadchiroli (Maharashtra) and Dandakaranya (Chhattisgarh) have additionally noticed drones close to camps of safety forces.
Given the backdrop, a convention was not too long ago held at Shamirpet at Nationwide Industrial Safety Academy (NISA) — coaching academy of CISF which guards a number of very important installations resembling airports, nuclear amenities, oil refineries, energy tasks and authorities workplaces — to debate drone and anti-drone applied sciences.
CISF authorities mentioned that the company instantly required anti-drone applied sciences to safeguard institutions below their safety. “We’ve got already been utilizing drones for surveillance. However anti-drone know-how is just not accessible. A Jammu-like drone assault on a few of the very important amenities guarded by us might trigger unimaginable loss,” mentioned a CISF official.
One other paramilitary company, CRPF, which has already been utilizing drones for surveillance, can be relying on anti-drone tech to foil plans of ultras. “We’ve got been utilizing UAVs to trace Maoist actions. Drones are getting used to observe terror suspects in J&Okay. However with Maoists and terrorist teams additionally utilizing drones for surveillance and even assaults, now we want a counter mechanism. As of now we simply open fireplace when any drone flies over our camps,” mentioned a CRPF official.
A consultant of Zen Applied sciences Ltd, one of many corporations concerned in growth of Anti-Drone System, has talked about their system can determine, monitor drones utilizing a number of strategies together with radio frequency detection, video-based ID & monitoring, radar and neutralise it by both jamming frequency or by capturing it down utilizing an auto aligning gun. The system also can seize rogue drones utilizing a drone with a dangling internet.
“Presently our Anti-Drone System is being examined by safety forces,” Zen Applied sciences Ltd consultant Abdul Imran mentioned. Whereas until now it has been a case of 1 or two drones (as in Jammu incident), the menace from a number of drones attacking concurrently could possibly be a actuality quickly.
Badrinarayan Rangarajan, founding father of Vishwa Swarm which is a drone swarm challenge incubated at Bangalore based mostly Artwork Park, mentioned: “We’re working in direction of addressing a possible future menace, an assault by a swarm of drones. Our challenge Vishwa Swarm is to make use of a swarm of drones to neutralise the menace. Presently we should not have a complete anti-drone resolution within the nation. Together with different corporations who’re into manufacturing drones, our goal is to provide you with a complete resolution.”