Army to procure jammer to thwart radio, cell phone IED attacks
Jammu: Army has initiated the process to procure the latest jammer system to thwart attacks by radio and cell phone controlled improvised explosive device on it convoys and personnel in Jammu and Kashmir.
A Request for Proposal (RFP) was issued recently by the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command, for procurement of 22 ‘Sakriya’ Radio and Cell phone Jammer Counter IED systems for the army units deployed in the state.
“The last date and time for depositing the bids is November 7 at 1400 hours,” said Col B S Bisht of Electric and Mechanical Engineers (EMA) at Northern Command Headquarters.
These counter IED jammers will be put to use for service deployment and operational usage for quick reaction teams, VIP protection vehicles, convoy escorts, movement of troops and counter insurgency operations, according to RFP.
The procurement of jammers has become important in view of increasing threat to security personnel who are being targeted by IEDs, detonated by cell phones and radio signals, officials said.
The “Sakriya” jammers are based on Advanced Digital Signal Processing (ADSP) technology with frequency jamming of GSM, CDMA, DCS and 3G bands of cell phones besides, frequency modulation (FM) and pre-initiator of 136 MHz to 174 MHz frequency.
The jammers would have a weight of 80 kg along with its batteries, they said. (PTI)