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Ratanindia Releases Its First “Defender” Anti-Drone Product

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  • The company is in talks with a number of people who want to buy the product, but no order has been made yet. But the company thinks that the product's low cost will work to its advantage.
  • NeoSky India is also working on consumer drones, and in the future, operations at both NeoSky India and Throttle Aerospace are expected to be streamlined.

RattanIndia Enterprises’ first product to stop drones, called “Defender,” came out on Wednesday. The anti-drone was made by Throttle Aerospace Systems, which is a step-down subsidiary of RattanIndia Enterprises. NeoSky India Ltd, which is wholly owned by RattanIndia, bought 60% of Throttle Aerospace earlier this year. The drone business of Rattan India is run in India by NeoSky India.

The BLDC motor and batteries that make up 30% of Defender will be brought in from other countries. The making will happen at Throttle Aerospace’s manufacturing facility in Bengaluru.

“The rogue drone is caught by the drone with a net. This soft-kill method saves money on the drone because instead of using a gun to stop the rogue drone, we use a net. The anti-drone needs to be 30 m away from the net in order for it to work. “It can fly up to 20 km in a single flight and can go as fast as 26 m/s,” said Nagendran Kandasamy, the founder and CEO of Throttle Aerospace.

This product can be used by hand or with artificial intelligence, which helps it move with the rogue drone and keep its position. Kandasamy also said that the soft-kill mechanism helps get lost drones back, which can help with further investigation.

Officials from NeoSky and Throttle Aerospace said that the company makes 45–50 drones every month, but it will only make Defender if people want it.

The company is in talks with a number of people who want to buy the product, but no order has been made yet. But the company thinks that the product’s low cost will work to its advantage.

NeoSky India is also working on consumer drones, and in the future, operations at both NeoSky India and Throttle Aerospace are expected to be streamlined. Throttle is likely to focus on business and defence drones, while NeoSky may only work on drones for consumers. Consumer drones are the ones that most people use for fun, like taking pictures at weddings and other events. Enterprise drones are those that governments and private companies use to do things like surveying, mapping, public safety, and farming.

By the end of the current financial year, the company plans to launch more drones for business and defence. RattanIndia Enterprises shares ended the day at 53.95, which is 4.55% higher than where they started.

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