Naval Anti Drone System (NADS)
Naval Anti Drone System (NADS) is an anti-drone technology developed by the DRDO. It is capable of detecting micro drones and using the laser-based Â“kill mechanismÂ” to neutralize the targets. This indigenously developed anti-drone system uses radar, electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) sensors and radio frequency detectors to identify and jam the micro drones.
The NADS was deployed for the first time for providing security for the Republic Day Parade this year. It is currently being manufactured by the defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL). It offers 360-degree coverage and provides both Â“soft killÂ” and Â“hard killÂ” options for the Indian Armed Forces.