New Delhi: Following the drone attack at IAF station in Jammu, advanced global anti-drone systems, including Israel’s laser technology-based solutions, are going to be tested and installed at vital installations in Jammu and Kashmir.
Quoting sources, a report by Times of India said, while some of the anti-drone systems, currently available with various agencies like NSG and NTRO, are already being installed and tested at locations like the Jammu airport as well as some select border stretches, the larger plan is to extend the deployment of anti-drone technologies designed to detect, intercept and inactivate drones within a possible 5-6 km range, to vital or key military installations within JK, apart from using them to secure the border with Pakistan.
“This will help not only tackle drones being sent with payloads like the one used in the recent attack on Jammu IAF base, but also those detected so far carrying weapons, narcotics, and even ready-to-use IEDs,” the report said quoting sources.
The report quoting an intelligence officer said: “Drones already in possession of civilians in J&K are being seized. Though their purpose is often explained as wedding or tourism photography, the threat of they being launched by militants or overground workers cannot be ruled out.”
The source, according to the report, said Indian agencies are keen to test Israel’s advanced anti-drone systems, including Iron Dome technologies, which can detect and intercept drones with good precision.
“The target is to test these systems over a week or two and have them installed to cover vital installations and the western border in the following couple of months. The systems available have a range of destroying drones within a range of 5-6 km to as far as 30 km,” the report quoted a source from GoI as saying.
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