For a number of years, Anadrone Systems Private Limited has been providing turnkey target services at the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur in Odisha plus other Indian test facilities at Gopalpur in Odisha, together with those at Mahajan and Pokhran in Rajasthan.
As a result of its Rate Contract with the Integrated Test Range, Anadrone maintains a stock of targets, support equipment and specialist target enhancements at its facilities in Gopalpur. This equipment is portable and provides a self contained system that may be moved throughout India by road through the use of standard ISO shipping containers. The system is suitable for deployment both on land and on ships at sea.
The system typically comprises a number of reusable aerial targets, the quantity and configuration of which is selected to suit the mission requirements of the weapon being tested or excercised, plus ground control euipment, ground support equipment and spare parts together with electrical generators. At the test site the containers which are air conditioned become the ground control station for the operational control of targets and a mobile workshop.
The systems are operated by skilled and dedicated personnel who are experienced in operating them around the world for all of the current air defence weapon system types.
To date, aerial target services have been provided to several Indian weapon system manufacturers for developmental testing and acceptance trials of their systems.