Defsys Integrated Systems has delivered its Smartshooter long distance RF-based detection and jamming (soft kill) solution to a customer in India. The company says the order follows increasing numbers of incidents targeting Indian security forces from Chinese and Pakistani drones, according to a report by the Hindustan Times. Smartshooter is designed to provide a counter drone capability to the frontline in engaging with this emerging threat.
The report says Chinese and Pakistani drones equipped to drop grenades and drugs are being used more frequently now than before as a new weapon and means to distribute illegal items into India. In December 2020 a Pakistani drone carrying 11 hand grenades was neutralized in Punjab from a field near the International Border in Gurdaspur. Prior to that in Aug 2019 another drone carrying weapons was neutralized by the forces. Incidents are increasing and the needs to effectively neutralize the drones are a priority.
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