Hyderabad – Grene Robotics, a Hyderabad-based company, has initiated the demonstration of their groundbreaking Indrajaal™ system, a revolutionary autonomous wide area anti-drone/Counter-Unmanned Aircraft System (C-UAS). This unveiling marks a historic moment in the annals of Indian defense technology, presenting the world’s only anti-drone system capable of safeguarding against micro, mini, small, large, and extra-large drone classifications, thus redefining security measures for a safer future.
The exclusive presentation took place in the presence of Honorable Governor of Uttarakhand, Lt. Gen. Gurmit Singh, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd.), who commended Indrajaal™, stating, “Indrajaal™ marks a groundbreaking advancement in defense technology that is set to reshape the security landscape for defense, public infrastructure, and private sectors. This system will not only enhance our nation’s self-reliant military capabilities but also address the urgent need of the hour to defend against the increasing threat of drones.”
Indrajaal™’s design principle utilizes a LEGO block-like combination mechanism of 12 unique layers of technology powered by artificial intelligence—a world-first achievement. The system boasts the capability to detect, identify, classify, track, and swiftly neutralize threats in real time, making it a formidable asset in the field. With 360-degree protection, Indrajaal™ can cover vast areas of up to 4000 sq. km, providing a comprehensive framework to defend against all classifications and levels of autonomous drones. From low RCS threats to medium and high-altitude long endurance (MALE & HALE) UAVs, loitering munitions, smart bombs, rocket showers, nano and micro drones, swarm drones, and more, Indrajaal™ is prepared to defend against all categories of aerial threats.
The Escalating Drone Threat
In recent years, India has witnessed a significant surge in hostile UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) activity. The country’s defense forces have uncovered numerous attempts to drop weapons, money, and narcotics within its borders. Intelligence reports have indicated that Pakistan’s spy agency, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), is actively planning to employ drones for smuggling weapons and narcotics into India’s Jammu and Punjab regions.
Pakistan’s drone missions appear to serve three primary objectives: surveillance of Indian security forces, narcotics smuggling, and distributing weapons within Indian territory. Worryingly, there has been a steady increase in drone-based weapon deliveries, with 76 cases reported in 2020, 109 in 2021, 266 in 2022, and approximately 200 cases in 2023 alone. This alarming uptick underscores the pressing need for heightened vigilance and the implementation of effective countermeasures to safeguard national security.
Limitations of Current Deployments
- The future skies will have more friendly drones than threats.
- Stand-alone systems are not scalable and not even practical.
- Only radar-based detections are inaccurate at low RCS and close to the ground; they are even incapable of identifying the operating radio