Hyderabad-based Grene Robotics commences the demonstration of Indrajaal – the world’s only autonomous wide area anti-drone/Counter Unmanned Aircraft System(C-UAS), in Hyderabad. This marks a pivotal moment in the history of Indian Defence Technology as this is the world’s only anti-drone system capable of protecting against micro, mini, small, large and extra large drone classifications, revolutionizing security measures for a safer future.

The exclusive unveiling was done in the presence of the Hon Governor of Uttarakhand, Lt. Gen. Gurmit Singh, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, VSM (retd.), who said, “Indrajaal marks as a groundbreaking advancement in defence technology that is set to reshape the security landscape for defence, 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 leverages a LEGO block-like combination mechanism of 12 unique layers of technology powered by artificial intelligence for the first time in the world. The system has the ability to detect, identify, classify and swiftly neutralize threats in real time, making it a formidable force in the field. With 360-degree protection, Indrajaal can cover vast areas of upto 4000sq. km and provide 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 and HALE) UAVs, loitering munitions, smart bombs, rocket showers, nano and micro drones, swarm drones and it can protect against all categories of ariel threats.

The Escalating Drone Threat

Over the past two years, India has encountered a significant surge in hostile UAV activity. The country’s defence forces have detected several attempts to drop weapons, money and narcotics into the country. Intelligence reports 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 have three primary objectives: surveillance of Indian Security Forces, narcotics, smuggling and distributing weapons within Indian territory. Disturbingly, 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 concerning upsurge emphasizes the urgent need for heightened vigilance and the implementation of effective countermeasures to safeguard national security.

Limitations of current deployments

  1. The future skies will have more friendly drones than threats
  2. Stand alone systems are not scalable and not even practical
  3. Only radar based detections are inaccurate at low RCS and close to the ground. They are even incapable of identifying the operating radio frequency.
  4. Jamming can only delay, but cannot stop an attack.
  5. Laser weapons require a large non-moving target.
  6. There is no counter measure to mitigate a swarm attack.

Indrajaal mitigates all of the above limitations by combining 12 proprietary technologies for the first time in the world.