iDEX initiative: Contract signed for anti-drone systems

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Source-This post on iDEX initiative: Contract signed for anti-drone systems is based on the article “Defence Ministry signs ₹200 crore contract for anti-drone systems under iDEX initiative” published in “The Hindu” on 11th March 2024.

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Contract signed for anti-drone systems
Source- Outlook India

The Defence Ministry has recently signed a ₹200 crore contract with Big Bang Boom Solutions Private Ltd. (BBBS) for anti-drone systems under the iDEX initiative.

About the BBBS’s anti-drone systems

BBBS’s Vajra Sentinel System is a state-of-the-art solution to spot, track, and stop drones over long distances.

Features:
a. It uses passive RF sensor technology to avoid false alarms, and its sensor-jammer combo meets tough military durability and reliability standards.
b. The system’s advanced sensor, powered by AI and computer vision, accurately detects, classifies, and locates drones.
c. It also autonomously deploys countermeasures like signal jamming based on a sophisticated decision-making matrix.

About Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) initiative

Launched by– Government of India in 2018.

Funding– It is funded and managed by the Defence Innovation Organization(DIO).

Aim- It primarily aims at creation of an ecosystem to foster innovation and technology development in Defence and Aerospace by engaging Industries including MSMEs, start-ups among others.

It funds MSMEs, startups, innovators, R&D institutes, and academia for research and development.

Additional information:

About DIO:

Defence Innovation Organization(DIO) is a ‘not for profit’ company formed under Section 8 of the Companies Act 2013 by two Defence Public Sector Undertakings(DPSUs) namely HAL & BEL.

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