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DRDO’s Counter-Drone System Development

Why is it in the news?

  • The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has achieved a significant milestone by completing the development of its advanced counter-drone system.

Key Features of Counter-Drone System

  • The counter-drone system is a comprehensive solution that covers the entire spectrum of drone threats, from detection to identification and neutralization.
  • The technology embedded in the system allows for the effective counteraction of drone attacks.
  • Soft kill measures and hard kill methods can be implemented, providing a flexible response to various types of drones, including micro drones.
  • Users have the flexibility to customize the system to address specific challenges and adapt it to different scenarios. This adaptability enhances the system’s effectiveness in diverse operational environments.
  • To facilitate wider production and deployment, DRDO has transferred the technology to key private industries. Beneficiaries include Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Adani, Larsen & Toubro (L&T), and Icom.
Other Noteworthy DRDO Technologies

·       Tapas Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAV: Currently in advanced developmental trials; Designed for Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition, and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) applications.

Note: ISTAR represents a military concept integrating various technologies for gathering and analysing information, crucial for strategic and tactical decision-making.

·       Archer – Short-Range Armed UAV: Undergoing developmental flight trials; Primarily designed for reconnaissance, surveillance, and addressing low-intensity conflict situations.

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