Pakis were so scared from India’s weapon locating radar they stopped Artillery Firing when the DRDO was testing its latest weapon

The Indian Army was handed over Swati – a weapon-locating radar – by the DRDO on Thursday. According to defence minister Manohar Parrikar, this deployment of Swati will help to tackle cross-border artillery firing to a great extent.

Sources further said that the four radars placed along the LoC for trial have already proved their mettle since artillery firing from Pakistan have considerably reduced after their deployment. Thirty more radars have been ordered by the Indian Army.

Pakistani army is now aware of the simple fact that if they resort to shelling, Indian Army will not just retaliate but pinpoint the exact location of where the shells are coming from, and then, unleash hell within seconds.

According to a defence source:

“The radars have been on the LoC for two months now for trials. Artillery fire has gone down.”

Swati, the weapon locating radar, has been developed by the Electronic and Radar Development Establishment of DRDO. It provides fast and accurate location of enemy artillery including shells, mortars and rockets. It is also capable of guiding fire from an artillery gun attached to it, thus ensuring the destruction of enemy.

Rajendra radar is the variant of swathi radar which has been used in the Akash surface to air missile batteries. The Indian team also planning to modernize the radar by increasing it’s effective detection range and reducing the false alarm rate. Swathi can detect incoming shells upto some 40 km which can be decrease relativity with the size of the target.
    Swathi is a phased array radar, which can capable to scan upto 100 square kilometers, can track multiple targets and stores nearly 99 enemy firing locations. the location coordinates can be shared with nearby artillery units or the fighter jets to destroy the source of the fire.
    The Israeli’s are using the EL/M 2084 3D Multipurpose active radar’s for weapon locating purpose, and also for surveillance and fire control to the Iron Dome system. the Radar EL/M 2084 can transfer exact firing location to the Israeli air force to carry out attack on source of enemy fire.

Applauding the scientists behind such a creation, Manohar Parrikar said:

“Swati could be a great equipment to ensure adversaries do not use artillery fire. If the LoC is devoid of any artillery fire in the near future, you can be sure Swati radar has gone there.”

Terming the radar as created out of “passive array”, the minister also suggested the DRDO to develop a radar using “active array” in a couple of years.

He further congratulated DRDO for the successful trial of successful trial of exo-atmospheric Prithvi Defence Vehicle (PDV) interceptor missile and endo-atmospheric Advanced Air Defence missile, and said:

“Last year has been very fruitful for the DRDO. There were around 25 missile tests… usually they get criticism.”

 

 

 

 

Source:- The Indian Voice

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