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Search For Man-Portable, Vehicle-Based Drone Jammers Being Accelerated In India

Jammers and anti-drone technologies are essential for border defence.

India has stepped up its hunt for counter-drone systems through the emergency procurement procedure. The defence ministry issued an Acceptance of Necessity (AON) for 20 vehicle-based and a Request for Proposal (RFP) for 200 man-portable drone jammers.


India has intensified its search for counter-drone equipment through the emergency procurement process as drones become the most popular platform for defensive, offensive military, and security activities.

The defence ministry published a Request for Proposal (RFP) for 200 man-portable drone jammers and an Acceptance of Necessity (AON) for 20 vehicle-based drone jammers last week.

General Manoj Pande, the head of the Indian Army, expressed concern over the use of drones by opponents to transport weapons, ammo, and explosives from across the border in Kashmir, Jammu, and Punjab on January 12 during the traditional press conference before the Army Day celebration. “In certain locations, we have placed drone jammers and spoofers. Reports state that they are effective, “According to Gen Pande.


Drone Jammers

The sought-after new systems will be installed at the frontiers, specifically along the Line of Actual Control with China and the Line of Control and International Border with Pakistan.

The vehicle-based drone jammer “shall provide Multi Sensor based (at least two sensors) complete and comprehensive solution with regards to UAS/Drone and SWARMS,” according to the AON document.

“The system should be able to identify, track, designate, and neutralise swarms, drones, and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) that are arriving concurrently from several angles.”

“It should integrate all detection sensors and recognise threats to give operator a composite image of the air situation and assist selection and management of reactions for UAS/Drone countermeasures using jammer systems,” it was stated.

According to the defence ministry document in the RFP for 200 man-portable drone jammers, the platform must be able to identify and jam all drones and quadcopters in real-world situations.

Radio Frequency (RF) and other necessary sensors will be part of the system to detect and engage targets. To ensure the system operates well, all sensor inputs should be combined using a C2 (Command and Control) system.

The countermeasures (jamming) should be effective from a distance of at least 2 km while the detection (target acquisition and identification) range should be at least 5 km.

The platform should be appropriate for use in a place at a high altitude with severely cold weather, with temperatures ranging from – (minus) 10 to + (plus) 45° C.

The specifications indicate that these counter-drone systems will be placed along the Indian border.


The maximum length that any other drones of 5.8GHz, 433MHz, or 928MHz can manage is between 500m and 1,000m.

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