Terrorists used two drones to drop bombs on the Jammu airbase on June 27, causing damage to a building and injuring two personnel.
Days after terrorists used armed drones to attack its airbase in Jammu, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has initiated acquiring ten counter unmanned aircraft systems (CUAS).
As per the Request for Information (RFI) issued on Monday (July 5) for the project, the major weapon of the Made in India anti-drone system should be a Laser-based Directed Energy Weapon. IAF will deploy these systems at different airbases and has asked vendors to provide a multi-sensor, multi-kill solution to enforce effectively.
"No- Fly zones for unmanned aircraft while inflicting minimal collateral damage to the surrounding environment. It should generate a composite air situational picture for the operator and generate alerts based on user-defined parameters," the RFI said.
IAF has mandated that all the 10 CUAS are required in mobile configuration mounted on indigenous vehicles with cross-country capability across its bases. The CUAS should allow dismounting of all sub-systems including, integral power solution from the vehicle and mounting on rooftop/open ground.
The terrorists used two drones to drop bombs on the Jammu airbase, causing damage to a building and causing injury to two personnel.
National Investigation Agency is conducting a probe on this attack.