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East Tech 2022: Indian Air Force to receive anti-drone system from Big Bang Boom Solutions

The ADDS provides continuous passive RF scanning on a wide band of frequencies. (Big Bang Boom Solutions)

Chennai-based Big Bang Boom Solutions will deliver its Anti-Drone Defence System (ADDS) to the Indian Air Force (IAF) from August, Gaurav Sharma, chief government relationship officer of the defence startup firm told Janes .

Speaking at the East Tech 2022 event in Kolkata on 8 July, Sharma said the company received a request for proposal (RFP) in June 2022 to provide an undisclosed number of ADDS units to the IAF.

The complete ADDS system is portable and can be operated by a single person. The system utilises radar detection, electro-optic/infrared (EO/IR) tracking, and passive radio frequency (RF) scanning features to provide countermeasures against rogue unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), Big Bang Boom Solutions said.

The system, which has an upmast weight of 25 kg, has a detection range of up to 20 km and provides an effective jamming range of 15–16 km, Sharma said. The system has a wide frequency detection band (400 Mhz – 6 Ghz), artifical intelligence (AI)-enabled pattern recognition, and can provide jamming solutions in less than five seconds after the UAV has entered the jamming range.

The ADDS is equipped with day and night cameras, which can capture a video and image of the UAV up to 3 km. The system also has an integrated video processing algorithm, which can visually identify and confirm the presence of a UAV, and imitate tracking. The data fusion and command centre integrates data from sensors' embedded algorithms for UAV detection and classification.

Sharma told Janes

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