Grene Robotics designs and develops the first autonomous drone defense dome system in India: “Indrajaal”
Grene Robotics designed and developed India’s first unified, distributed and expanded 100% indigenous autonomous drone defense dome called Indrajaal. Indrajaal will autonomously protect a large area of 1000 to 2000 km² per system against threats such as UAVs, incoming weapons, nomadic ammunition and low RCS targets.
Grene Robotics has developed extensive AC6ISRT capabilities in the form of Defense OS during an 8-year R&D journey backed by decades of experience in developing systems for the military. The Grene Robotics Advisory Board is made up of a retired Defense Science Advisor, Deputy Chief of Staff, BEL Director and an Air Force veteran who was instrumental in the design of India’s most comprehensive command and control system for the Indian Air Force called IACCS.
Why is this critical
India must stop adopting reactive measures and embark on reactive and autonomous systems to prepare for modern war. Manual weapons and point defense systems cannot fight modern warfare driven by AI and robotics. For the first time in India and on several occasions around the world, rogue forces have adopted advanced technologies such as UAVs, Smart Swarms, etc. On June 27, Jammu Air Base was attacked by such technologies to drop explosives next to the Mi-17 hangar.
The PLA is already playing with advanced weapons in Western Theater Command (WTC) responsible for military operations against India along the Real Line of Control (LAC). Drones are used to train infantry to conduct beyond visual targeting. The APL also developed a high-altitude, high-speed armed drone, the WJ-700, in 2021. In 2020, it introduced armed robots, and in 2021, reconnaissance robots, in its military exercises.
Limitation of current deployments
Point Defense Anti-UAV systems will not be able to counter and protect large defense bases, RCN and linear infrastructure such as international borders and these sensitive areas against the aforementioned threats. A minimum of 300 systems must be deployed to protect the entire western border and this is not a financially viable option. On the contrary, 6 to 7 sectoral deployed Indrajaal systems with their seamless connectivity can protect the entire western border.
How Indrajaal works
Defense systems / autonomous weapons are the 3rd revolution in warfare and Indrajaal’s design principles are based on providing such autonomy to the defense forces by leveraging a combination of 9-10 modern technologies fueled by artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and robotics capable of identifying, evaluating, deciding, acting and evolving autonomously in real time. Whether the threat is single or multiple or a combination of UAVs, Low-RCSs, Stray Ammunition and more, Indrajaal is capable of countering all of these threats.
- Real-time situational awareness
- Distributed, decentralized and mobile
- Integrated and intelligent mesh network
- Ability to integrate with all current weapon suites and infrastructure
- Honeycomb cell structure built seamlessly on a combination of 9-10 technologies
- Persistent and autonomous 24x7x365 monitoring, tracking and action
Wg Cdr MVN Sai (retired), CEO of Defense, Grene Robotics said, “I urge defense leaders to take an integrated and holistic approach against all UAVs, ammunition swarm drones and low RCS threats with locally developed autonomous defense systems. Conventional defenses will be overtaken in a swarm attack scenario and an autonomous AI-enabled dome with its own ecosystem of sensors and processing is the way to go. The process of establishing a fully functional system is an evolutionary process and requires technological vision and user involvement.
Earlier this year, Grene Robotics announced its partnership with (BEL) to jointly develop unique autonomous air defense technology, putting India on par with the world’s best autonomous defense systems.
About Grene Robotique
We believe that technology enhances human capabilities, not replaces them. The answer to some of the greatest challenges facing humanity can be found in nature. What prevents us from learning from them is the lack of tools to transfer knowledge from nature to human design.
At Grene Robotics, we leverage artificial intelligence, machine learning and cognitive computing to create future autonomous technologies that can self-learn and adapt to foster humanity’s vision towards a better planet. We believe self-reliance is the future and we are realizing it NOW.
We have invested over 12 years of R&D to build Grene Robotics. Today, we are a cutting-edge, robust, innovation-driven technology organization that provides autonomy as a service, increasing human capabilities. Our solutions help governments and organizations around the world operate efficiently.