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Gurutvaa Systems delivers ‘Dronaam' C-UAS to Indian Air Force

The Dronaam C-UAS is pictured in ruggedised transportable cases. (Gurutvaa Systems)

Indian firm Gurutvaa Systems has delivered the first set of the indigenously developed ‘Dronaam' counter-unmanned aircraft systems (C-UASs) to the Indian Air Force (IAF).

Harshad Dave, director of Gurutvaa Systems, told Janes that an undisclosed number of Dronaam C-UASs were delivered to the IAF earlier in May under a contract signed in August 2021. The system was delivered within nine months.

Dave said the system underwent design review in October 2021 and the first prototype trials were conducted in December 2021. A second trial of a production standard system, which incorporated suggestions from the first trial, was conducted by IAF in February 2022.

Dave further added that the Dronaam system is developed completely indigenously and has proved effective at disrupting the GNSS (global navigation satellite system) navigation and jamming radio frequencies of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

He said the system can be configured as a fully integrated rifled style (handheld) device, can be operated from a backpack, or can be mounted onto a pole or vehicle. Dave added that the Dronaam provides directional and omnidirectional coverage, as well as options to mount it for either stationary or moving installations.

Sandeep Dawkhar, vice-president of Gurutvaa Systems, told Janes that the “complete system is customisable as per [customer] requirements to neutralise against GNSS, control, video, and telemetry signals. It is an all-weather system capable of operating in day and night conditions with a disruption range in excess of 500 m (1,640 ft)”.

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