J&K Police To Be Armed With Corner Shot Weapon System

Udhampur- The highly sophisticated ‘Zen ShootEdge’ corner shot pistol weapon system will be inducted by the Jammu and Kashmir Police for close combat and 100 of these will be delivered, according to company officials.

It facilitates shooting around corners and over the top of walls, without exposing the person using the pistol, they said.

Security officials said that this modern weapon will protect members of anti-militancy operation parties from coming in direct fire from militants in close combat, which mostly takes place in congested and populated areas in Kashmir.

“Recently, we have received an order from the Jammu and Kashmir Police for (procurement of) 100 such systems,” Senior Manager Sales, Zen Technologies, Baljeet Singh, told PTI.

The weapon system had been put on display by Zen technologies at the two-day Northern Tech Symposium organised by the Indian Army in Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur district to identify cutting-edge technologies it needs for solving operational challenges. The symposium ended on Sunday.

Singh said that it is under manufacturing and will be delivered to the police force in the next two to three months period. “The National Security Guard (NSG) has procured it,” he added.

The ‘ShootEdge’ system helps fire accurately in darkness and low light conditions and also facilitates firing from standing, kneeling, hip as well as lying positions, officials of the company said.

It can be fitted with a pistol such as a Glock 17, Glock 19 or 9mm Browning for close combat or covert operations, they added.

The system is mounted with high-resolution low light infrared camera, an infrared illumination, a red dot laser and tactical torch for all environments during the close combat.

With ‘ShootEdge’, the pistol can be shoulder fired and can instantaneously swivelled left or right by 56 degrees while allowing the shooter to remain behind cover while observing the camera feed of the militant hiding in any position.

“An ergonomic extension in the ShootEdge fires the pistol,” Singh said, adding that “camera is zeroed with the pistol and the display monitor provides aiming for quick and accurate engagement”.

The integrated camera gives a clear engagement range in excess of 50 metres and clear viewing range of 200 metres by day and 30 metres by night, the officials said.

Since 1993, Zen technologies Limited designs develops and manufacturers state of art realistic combat training and counter-drone solutions for defence and security forces world wide.

Troops To Get New Detection System To Man Borders

To counter infiltration into Jammu and Kashmir, Vihaan Networks Limited has developed a wireless intrusion detection system to help security forces maintain surveillance through real-time remote monitoring, according to the company.

Attempts by militants from across the border to enter Jammu and Kashmir has always posed a challenge for security forces, ever since the eruption of “Pakistan-sponsored terrorism” over three decades ago.

Keeping in mind the threat, Vihaan Networks Limited (VNL), India’s primary and only company to design and manufacture its own portfolio of end-to-end GSM, LTE and broadband network solutions for commercial purposes, has come out with a wireless border intrusion detection solution, the company said.

This includes an integrated and omnipresent system called the perimeter intrusion detection system (PIDS), it said.

PIDS is a wireless system and has a host of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance solutions that enable authorities with real-time remote monitoring and control over critical locations.

“This integrated real-time intrusion detection and surveillance solution aids forces in effectively monitoring a designated area without endangering human lives to provide all-weather surveillance,” the company said on Monday as it showcased its solutions for tactical missions at the two-day North Tech Symposium held at the army’s northern command headquarters in Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur last week.

The event was aimed at enhancing technological knowledge base of the participants through joint army-industry participation and it also facilitated engagement with the industry to identify unique solutions to meet operational requirements by providing a platform to the original equipment manufacturer or vendors to showcase their products as well as provided a forum for exchange of ideas with end users.

Systems found suitable at the symposium will be taken up for procurement through the Army Commander’s Special Financial Powers (ACSFP), thus promoting ‘atmanirbharta’ (self-reliance) in defence production and technology proliferation.

VNL presented its field proven solutions under three verticals for the armed forces – secure mobile broadband solutions, signal intelligence and ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance).

“We are extremely delighted to have showcased our solutions at the North Tech Symposium 2022. VNL’s team strives to develop innovative solutions to assist security forces in efficiently mitigating threats and emergencies,” founder and chairman, Shyam VNL, Rajiv Mehrotra, said.

Having worked closely with the security agencies, he said, “our solutions are designed and customised to sustain extreme weather conditions and challenging topography.”

“We would be happy to serve as force multipliers for the troops to ensure security breach is never a cause for alarm,” Mehrotra said.

He said VNL’s secure and reliable emCell 4g LTE backpack solutions acts as force multiplier providing on-the-move connectivity to dismounted or small groups of soldiers through voice, video and data network sharing enabling access to real-time field situational-awareness.

“The company’s emCell backpack unit is available in two versions, a mini backpack (less than 9kgs) and standard backpack for extended use, for the security forces,” Mehrotra said.

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