Positive policies; bold actions…

In the last several years, the Govt of India has come out with many a positive policies and initiatives that have given a definitive upward push to the country’s economy. Relating it to the defence and aerospace sector, such policies have strengthened the country’s defence manufacturing capability and have given a boost to defence exports which as of Apr 2023 have surpassed a whopping 16000 Crs; a clean twenty three-fold increase from its lowly past of 686 Crs in FY 2013-141. Also, the ‘Make-in-India’ drive has moved miles beyond its ‘sloganeering’ phase and the concept of Atmanirbharta is taking roots, not merely in words alone but also, in actions that show and count.

Why choose simulators for Military Training?

Training simulators have modernized the way professionals are trained in different industries. Once upon a time, trainees would have to put themselves in potentially unsafe situations to gain hands-on experience. But today, training simulators offer a safer and more controlled alternative. With simulation technology, trainees can simulate real-world scenarios and make mistakes without any damaging consequences.

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Building Confidence
Training simulators help trainees learn and improve on their skills in a safe & controlled environment. They can practice over and over again, to identify their shortcomings, overcome them step by step until they gain mastery over the skills. Using these simulators makes training safer and saving time, resources & money. Everyone gets to learn the same way, so they all become really good at what they do.

Adding value to training

In the world of military training, simulators are a valuable tool for preparing soldiers for real-world challenges. Rather than relying only on live exercises, which carry risks to personnel and equipment, contributing to wear and tear of the equipment, and consume a lot of time in training, simulators provide a safer & controlled environment for training.

They enable soldiers to train for complex and dangerous situations, such as air-to-air combat and urban warfare, where soldiers can develop their skills, identify their shortcomings and overcome

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them.  This not only minimizes the risk to life, but also saves time, valuable resources and money compared to live exercises. It also has a psychological impact on the soldier; the simulator not only builds confidence in an individual to handle a weapon and equipment, but helps the crew or detachment (such as a Mortar, Arty Gun, AD Gun, Tank crews, etc.) to develop a sense of coordination & understanding between themselves.

The use of simulators also plays a crucial role in evaluating and improving the performance of soldiers, providing essential feedback for development. With simulators as a key training tool, soldiers are able to confidently tackle any mission that comes their way.

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Closing notes

In the grand scheme of things, the path of military training has been evolutionary in terms of progressing to adapt new technology. With the integration of simulators as a vital tool, soldiers are now gifted with the chance to train and ready themselves in a simulated setting that mimics real-life scenarios. The versatility, repeatability, and ability to assess performance offered by simulators have transformed the way soldiers refine their skills, leaving them better prepared to deal with challenges which they encounter in real life missions. And so, the utilization of simulators has become a defining moment in military training, providing soldiers with the necessary skills to succeed, while also making their training process safer, more cost-effective, and consistent. The significance of simulators in military training is immeasurable and will forever remain a noteworthy moment in the annals of military training history.

Drone and Counter Drone Warfare in Ukraine

In previous articles, you may have gained an understanding of how counter drone systems work, including various techniques for detection and jamming, such as visual detection, radio frequency detection, radar detection, and multi-sensor configurations, as well as soft-kill jamming methods and hard-kill methods Now, we will take a closer look at the utilization of counter drone systems in the Russia-Ukraine conflict and analyze the impact this conflict has had on the development of drone versus counter-drone warfare technology. Continue reading “Drone and Counter Drone Warfare in Ukraine”


Previously, we read about soft kill drone suppression methods like RF Jamming & GNSS Spoofing. This week we bring you hard kill techniques such as integration of AD Guns with counter drone technology, net cannons, birds of prey and how integrated systems are essential in countering drones in the growing era of drone warfare.

Drone Suppression Systems

In the previous articles, we have covered Drone Classification and Detection  techniques. Today we will read about Drone Neutralising or suppressing technologies, and keep it specific to Soft Kill Systems.

Drones can be suppressed by denying it access to a protected zone through soft kill or hard kill measures. Soft kill implies that the drone is not physically impeded or hit but neutralised using jamming. Hard Kill implies that the drone is physically destroyed or neutralised through some means.
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Multi Sensor Anti Drone Systems

In the previous articles we have covered RF DetectionRADAR Detection, and Visual Detection techniques for detection of hostile drones. As is apparent, these techniques have their peculiar advantages as well as disadvantages. For instance, RF detection is ineffective against autonomous drones which do not need to stay in communication with the ground control communication centre, while performing its mission. Similarly, RADAR detection while effective against autonomous drones would typically be unable to detect a hovering drone. Visual detection is affected by conditions of low visibility. Therefore, there is no one-size-fit-all solution for an anti drone system.
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Visual Detection of Drones


In our series of blogs on Drone Detection Techniques, passive detection was briefly discussed. Before we move on to a multi sensor drone detection system, it is important to touch upon visual detection as a technique to detect drones which helps in tracking and identification of drones as well.

Passive detection systems depend on detecting UAVs using sensors that do not actively  radiate energy.

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Radar Detection


RF Detection while a relatively cost effective option, it suffers from a few limitations. First is its inability to detect autonomous drones which are self-guided and follow a pre-programmed flight path. Therefore, they need not be dependent on the Ground Control Station (GCS) for navigation. This class of drones are more likely to be employed by the Military since they need to operate at extended ranges (few hundreds of kms to even a few thousand kms) from the GCS.
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