New Delhi : The Indian Navy has developed an indigenous navigation system and an anti-swarm drone, capable of building walls around its own warships or assets to protect them from any attack by enemy drones, said officials.
Speaking to a news agency on the anti-swarm drone ammunition, Commander Indian Navy, MN Pasha said, “The speciality of this ammunition is it has 300 steel balls, on detonation, it will spread and create a wall of balls and it will destroy the drones. It is highly effective and completed lab trials.”
As drones become more accessible and sophisticated, it is imperative to develop robust systems that can effectively counter their malicious use. The anti-swarm drone ammunition serves as an essential tool in bolstering national security.
Another Naval Officer spoke on the indigenous navigation systems of the Indian Navy and said, “Apart from the virtual training, we have multiple indigenous systems displayed which includes the indigenous navigation console that has been fitted on multiple Indian naval platforms and has been successfully deployed for trials for over three months now.”
The Indian Navy is progressing with the development of niche technologies through its Swavlamban initiative. The programme, launched last year, involves collaborating with start-ups and MSMEs to develop technologies such as autonomous weaponized swarms, underwater swarm drones, fire-fighting robots, and more.