Navy orders Israeli anti-drone sights
NEW DELHI: The Navy has ordered a limited number of Israeli 'Smash-2000 Plus' computerized fire control and ro-optic sight sy ems that can be mounted on guns and rifles to tackle the threat from small hostile drones in both day and night conditions.
The deliveries of the anti-drone Smash-2000 sights, which integrate target acquisition and tracking algorithms with image-processing software, will take place early next year.
“Such sights, with each costing less than Rs 10 lakh, can be mounted on rifles to track and shoot down small and fast-moving incoming drones with very high kill probability at ranges up to 120 meters. The project will be ex ted by an Indian firm in collaboration with Israeli original equipment manufacturer Smart Shoer,” said a source on Tuesday.
Small drones have emerged as a major military threat in recent years, especially when they work together as a swarm. Drone swarms can be deployed to overwhelm and destroy the air defences of an adversary.
Apart from ongoing indigenous efforts, India is also set to work with the US in develo air-launched small aerial sy ems or drone swarms as well as anti-drone technologies called “counter-UAS rocket, artillery and mortar sy ems” under the bilateral Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI), as was reported by TOI earlier.
DRDO should make these in India.
Why everything is getting purchased from US, Russia, Israel? Make in India is not working.
Good for Indian Defense, it will strengthen the forces
Israel is selling these at very high price.
But they are really worth
I have a feeling that only two countries ie Israel and German are the most reliable supplier of defense items. We need not go to Rusia or America for defense items, they are not reliable as they supply the same ammunition to Pakistan and .
I agree, Israel is the most reliable friend so far as military equipment is concerned
Buy satellite controlled automatic wons from Israel which is used to kill Iranian scientist. Then kill Erdogan, Imran Khan.
Atleast BJP is looking at these new anti-drone technologies kee in mind how Pakistani drones are intruding into Indian territory. If Congress was still in power, they would expect Indian army to throw sticks and stones on these drones.
We need to develop drone swarm technology and anti drone swarm tech.
India is a true superpower of the world. will be scared. Pakis are doomed.
How about getting the microwave devices from Israel which killed Iranian scientist? It can be used to finish the criminals being prected by Pakistan.
We were never serious about our national security, it is only recently that we have started thinking about it, but better late than never
Pappus Aas Washer
Effective range 120 meters is not enough, that means anything flying above that is safe. So atleast 1000 meters range is essential. . Why going for less configuration?
spending billions for purchasing military hardware does not make a poor illiterate country great in front of the world. Rather it look silly and pathetic
Israel is Israel, a small country with biiiiiiiiiiiigggg heart.
Iranian nuclear scientist is shoot down by same wapoon
To be honest India doesn't have brilliant scientists to invent such wons. Indian Scientists are only e gible to wash the Buttocks of Israelies.