Economic Explosives Limited (EEL), India’s first private defence company is developing a Micro-missile based Counter-Drone System(CDS) with both soft-kill and hard-kill capability. The proposed system under development contains a large number of 2 kg micro-missiles which can effectively engage hostile drones up to a range of 2 km. Designed for rapid operational deployment on a highly mobile system, a micro-missile cassette/pod containing 24 / 36 / 48 missiles achieve a heavy and sustained volume of fire and can be seamlessly integrated with a Radar and a Jammer on a 4×4, 2.5 Ton Vehicle or any other vehicle as deemed appropriate like an All-Terrain Vehicle.

The Radar-based detection system will have a detection range of 4-5 km, which would be subsequently ‘classified’ using an Electro-Optics System at a distance of 2 km.

EEL Claims that the new Hard Kill system will have multiple advantages in comparison to a singular laser-based system in terms of system portability, capability to handle swarms of drones (simultaneous multiple targeting), larger standoff neutralization of hostile drones, and ruggedness to survive harsh battlefield realities and environment.

ELL is also working on another variant of this system that will be a shoulder-launched missile of weight 1 kg that can be fired by a jawan to inflict a hard kill up to 600 m range.

EEL is also working on a drone that can be armed with missiles weighing 2-10 kg with a range of 2-3 km.

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