The Indian Army is looking for 200 man-portable drone jammers to help troops deal with such threats at the tactical level. “In field conditions, the Drone Jammer (Manportable) will be capable of detecting and jamming all types of drones and quadcopters. “The system will include radio frequency (RF) and other necessary sensors for target detection and engagement,” according to a request for proposal (RFP) issued by the Ministry of Defence on January 20.
The Army requires systems with a minimum range of 5 km for target identification and acquisition and a minimum range of 2 km or greater for executing jamming countermeasures against hostile drones.
The RFP defines specifications for electronic countermeasures, stating that drones should be able to engage at frequencies of 100 MHz to 6 GHz or higher. “The System should be able to jam GNSS (BeiDou, GPS, GLONASS, and IRNSS), command and control data, and telemetry links of the target drones at the same time,” it adds. The system would have a threat library of all known drone signatures that would be regularly updated.