Drone brings terror and a message: Time to gear up
Indian military and police forces will have to fast gear up for such unconventional aerial warfare with induction of effective anti-drone technologies. These range from jamming and spoofing sy ems to disrupt the satellite or video command-and-control links of such drones for “soft kills” to laser-based directed energy wons (DEWs) for “hard kills”.
DRDO has developed two anti-drone DEW sy ems, with a 10-kilowatt laser to engage aerial targets at 2-km range and a compact tripod-mounted one with a 2-kilowatt laser for a 1-km range. But they are yet to be productionized in large numbers.
The armed forces are now also importing a limited number of other sy ems like Israeli `Smash-2000 Plus’ computerized fire control and ro-optic sights, which can be mounted on guns and rifles to tackle the threat from small hostile drones in both day and night conditions.
But the harsh reality is that the Indian security forces are currently not equipped to tackle such threats. The military’s air defence sy ems, with advanced radars and missiles, are meant to counter large drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
“Small drones, which can even be launched from a balcony in a building and have a flying range of 4-5 km, have a very low radar cross-section and cannot be picked up or tracked like larger UAVs,” said a senior officer.
“It is virtually impossible to defend ag inst such drones with conventional anti-aircraft guns or missiles. They are best countered by effective jamming and laser sy ems,” he added.
Military bases close to the borders with Pakistan, like the Pathankot and Jammu airbases, should be prected with such counter-drone sy ems at the earliest, say offi als.
the border I min 15-20km, how did a small time drone get so far if range is 4-5 km. unless it was launched from inside India
I am positive INDIA will emerge strong&lethal and destroy these assymmetric warefforts.
it is high time India encouraged private participation in arial defence ronic equipment manufacturing and R&D. we need to engage talent from engineering colleges and encourage research institutions.
Modi doesnt want improvements in healthcare and defence. he wants a new parliament and a new house for himself. that's it
Drone strikes coming in from Pakistan? Well OK then. Looks like it’s time for another cross-border air strike. Bomb them Israeli style. With continuous and heavy bombing until they are absolutely obliterated.
this happens every time Modi's popularity ratings drop..
Yes time to gear up. Ve for bjp in coming all states ions.
Sitting duck everytime. shame
Not sure why we need to prect J&K, people over there are traitors & unfit even to live as human being. Our soldiers sacrificing their lives precting that te rort state.
We have to become like Israel
Team up with Israel,
develop your own iron dome
meanwhile garbage Modi is busy making YouTube videos
Elections times.. bjp spreading fear.. same old story every ion time..
This was a attack orchestrated by the Indian Go nment to raise panic among people and help it win ions. Get ready to see lot of these attacks.
Drone breached your perimeter and drop bombs..You did not notified about this , then what are your radars doing there?
Time to use HELL fire missles on porkiiss like how US did for over a decade …. !
India should attack POK and recapture that land to reduce risk of te rorm by Pakistan.
the timing of this "attack" is thought provoking.. before the ions
DRDO and all other Indian public sector filled with rats of caste based reservation in India. What can you expect them. The best defence products in the US and Europe are produced by private sector.
Hope we grt anti drone sy ems soon from Israel !!
This is rss te rort work for UP ions as noBody is killed minimum dge