September 3, 2023 : Hyderabad-based Grene Robotics has commenced 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 unveiling was done in the presence of the Governor of Uttarakhand, Lt. Gen(Retd.) Gurmit Singh, who said, “Indrajaal marks 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, track, 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 up to 4000 sq. 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 & HALE) UAVs, loitering munitions, smart bombs, rocket showers, nano and micro drones, swarm drones, and more, Indrajaal 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 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 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 countermeasure to mitigate a swarm attack
Existing point defence-based anti-UAV systems are inadequate against drone threats as they rely on physical sighting. They can’t protect large defence bases, areas like the National Capital Region of New Delhi which contains several critically important buildings, international borders, and other sensitive regions against UAVs, low RCS missiles, smart munitions and swarm drones.
Indrajaal mitigates all of the above limitations by combining 12 proprietary technologies for the first time in the world
Indrajaal is an AI-powered wide-area networked system that can cover areas of up to 4000 sq. km. Comprising 12 proprietary modular technologies that can function independently or synergistically, Indrajaal™ introduces a new era of drone security.
- greneOS - Patented Autonomous Resource Planning Engine
- DefOS - Unified Command and Control Engine
- HiveMind - AI Computer that can plan and execute missions
- Zombee Drone - Level 5 autonomous drones that can kill threats
- SkyCop Drone - Level 5 autonomous drone that can watch threats
- Brig Device - Edge AI smart data and control device
- SpiderMesh - High-speed wireless mesh network covering up to 4000 sq. km.
- Repulsor™ - Uses a tractor beam to jam and control drones
- greneEYE - Uses machine vision to identify threats
- HyperSensing - A potent mix of sensing technologies
- WeaponFusion - Make existing weapons autonomous by integrating them
- GlobalGrid - Unified real-time command and control interface
Wg Cdr MVN Sai (Retd), Director Grene Robotics & Co-Founder, Indrajaal said, "As the demonstration of Indrajaal™ commences, we are happy to be creating history in the era of autonomous drone security. The integration of 12 proprietary technologies in a comprehensive network sets Indrajaal apart as the world's most advanced full-spectrum drone security system. Our team's dedication and perseverance have led us to this remarkable moment, and we are confident that Indrajaal will demonstrate its unparalleled capabilities in fighting modern threats effectively.” The trial is happening at the 79-acre test facility in Hyderabad.
Kiran Raju, Founder & CEO, Grene Robotics Grene Robotics said, "Indrajaal stands as a cornerstone product in the realm of autonomous defence solutions for India. It marks a momentous achievement for Grene Robotics, and we take immense pride in spearheading the effort to fortify our nation against ever-evolving threats.”
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