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Jammu drone attack: IAF to acquire ten anti-drone systems

Last Updated on July 6, 2021 at 6:14 pm

In the wake of country’s first ever drone attack on the Jammu air force station, the Indian Air Force (IAF) now wants to acquire 10 counter-unmanned aircraft systems (CUAS).

A request for information (RFI) has been floated by IAF for seeking responses from the Indian companies.

As per the RFI, vendors must tell that whether CUAS is designed, produced and manufactured in India or by transfer of technology from foreign company. Also, The CUAS is intended to detect, track, identify, designate and neutralize hostile UAS. Laser-Directed Energy Weapons (Laser-DEWs) are essentially required as a kill option.

Also vendors must tell about the delivery schedule as the formal selection and procurement process will start in the third quarter of this year.

The CUAS must provide a multi-sensor, multi-kill solution to enforce effective no-fly zones for unmanned aircraft while inflicting minimal collateral damage to the surrounding environment. Also sensors must include active phased array radars with 360-degree coverage and a 5-kilometer range, RF (radio frequency) sensors, electro-optical, and infrared systems.

All the ten CUAS are required in mobile configuration mounted on indigenous vehicles with cross-country capability and powered by indigenous Electrical Power Supply (EPS) system.