Updated June 10th, 2024 at 23:16 IST

AXISCADES Commences Delivery of ₹100 Crore Advanced Counter Drone Systems to Indian Army

Developed entirely by AXISCADES, the MPCDS is compact, portable, and operates on both battery and mains power.

Reported by: Yuvraj Tyagi
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Bangalore, India: AXISCADES Technologies Ltd, a premier technology and engineering solutions company, has commenced the delivery of the Man Portable Counter Drone System (MPCDS) to the Indian Army. This landmark order, valued at ₹100 crores, marks a significant milestone for AXISCADES and represents a major advancement in India's defence capabilities. 

The MPCDS, developed entirely by AXISCADES, is the first of its kind to be inducted into the Indian Defence Forces. This system, which is compact and portable, operates on both battery and mains power and can detect and jam a wide range of drones within a radius of up to 5 kilometres. Covering multiple frequency spectrums, including Command & Control and Navigation, the MPCDS stands out as a game-changer in counter-drone technology.  

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Enhanced Defence Capabilities  

The increasing use of drones for various attack missions poses a significant challenge to military, domestic law enforcement, and homeland security agencies. The MPCDS provides a robust solution, creating a virtual protection dome over tactical forces and safeguarding them from hostile drones. Commenting on this pivotal development, Mr. Arun Krishnamurthi, CEO and Managing Director of AXISCADES, stated, "This order marks a milestone moment in our commitment to advancing indigenous military technology.

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We are honoured to contribute to enhancing the defence capabilities of our armed forces with the delivery of the Man Portable Counter Drone Systems. This is the first Counter Drone System being inducted into the Indian Defence Forces in the man-portable category, and the system is being deployed at multiple locations across various Commands in the Indian Army. We will continue to innovate and provide advanced security solutions to meet the evolving needs of our armed forces and make India self-reliant in the defence engineering ecosystem."  

Strategic Importance and Future Plans  

The Indian Ministry of Defence and Defence Forces have outlined plans to enhance their Counter UAV capabilities through multiple tenders, including emergency procurements, with an estimated addressable opportunity of ₹3,000 crores within India alone over the next five years. AXISCADES is positioned at the forefront of this initiative, strengthening its Counter-Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (C-UAV) offerings with integrated sensors and neutralisation options, aiming to capture both domestic and global market opportunities.

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AXISCADES has established long-term relationships with the Defence Forces, Ministry of Defence, Defence Labs, and PSUs, as well as global Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). AXISCADES is a Designated Offset Partner to global OEMs on various aerospace and defence programs, possessing deep domain expertise in avionics, electronic warfare, C4I2, radars, drones, anti-drone systems, test solutions, GSE, and GHE. AXISCADES has executed several innovative in-house projects and partnered solutions for land, naval, aerospace, and homeland security sectors. 

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Published June 10th, 2024 at 23:16 IST