Tag Archives: DRDO

Upgraded BrahMos With 500-km Range Ready: CEO of BrahMos Aerospace

The upgraded version of the homegrown BrahMos missile with an enhanced range of up to 500 km is ready, the CEO of BrahMos Aerospace, Sudhir Kumar Mishra, has said. Mishra, in an interview broadcast on Doordarshan News Sunday, said it is possible to increase the

PM’s Radar Logic Justified, Cloud Cover Can Weaken Signal, Say Defence & Space Experts

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement, during a TV interview amid the heat of Lok Sabha poll campaign, that “clouds could actually help our planes escape the radars” in reference to the IAF air strike in Pakistan had sparked a nationwide debate recently on the functioning

DRDO’s Surveillance System To Bolster Army’s Defence System Along The Border

To bolster the Indian Army’s defence and surveillance systems along the border, the Dehradun-based Instruments Research and Development Establishment (IRDE), an arm of the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), has developed a state-of-the-art surveillance equipment —Video and Image Processing Enhancement and Recognition System (VIPERS).

Indian Army Starts Final User Trials of ATAGS Gun, Before Orders For 150 Guns Are Placed

India’s first high capacity indigenous long range 155mm/52 gun and Dhanush’s supplement ATAGS (Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System) firing user trials of next stage began from Friday. The trials began at Pokhran field firing range of Jaisalmer district.The Indian Army has begun finalising the preliminary

DRDO Missile Was The 1st Choice, Not Spice-2000

The day after the Pulwama attack, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) received directions from the highest authorities to prepare to strike back to avenge the deadly terror strike in the Kashmir valley. Officials from the National Security Agency, Research and Analysis Wing (RAW),

India To Flight Test First Subsonic Engines For Military Drones

India will soon begin flight tests of its first 400 kg thrust class Small Turbofan Engine (STFE) as a power plant for unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) targeted for subsonic applications. The state-funded Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE) realised six prototype engines with 95% indigenous components

Breaking: India’s DRDO Tests Nirbhay 1,000-km range Cruise missile

India successfully tested its indigenously built Nirbhay cruise missile off the coast of Odisha on Monday. India’s Aeronautical Development Establishment has said the cruise missile is India’s first indigenously designed and developed long-range missile. The cruise missile was test fired early morning. The successful test

Russia Puts Onus On US For Early Outer Space Rules After India’s Test

Russia while welcoming India’s right to Anti-Satellite Missile Test has put onus on USA on framing rules at the earliest to prevent weaponisation of outer space.  “We noted the test of anti-satellite weapons conducted by India on March 27, as a result of which an

China Trying to Spy on Indian Naval Bases by Establishing Businesses in Karnataka, Odisha Coast: Intelligence

According to the report, China is trying to spy on Indian Naval bases specifically INS Kadamba in Karnataka and APJ Kalam Island in Orissa coast, also known as Wheeler Island. For this purpose, a Chinese business delegation had visited the Betul Island near INS Kadamba to set up

9 Fascinating Facts About IAF’s Pinaka Guided Extended Range Rockets

Hello Defence Lovers, India successfully tested two Pinaka guided extended range rockets on Monday, which demonstrated high accuracy in eliminating targets miles away. IANS reported that the test-fires were carried out off the coast of Balasore in Odisha and both missiles hit their respective targets

India Can Now Quickly Build Bigger Jets, Says DRDO Chief

After the final operational clearance (FOC) of Light Combat Aircraft Tejas, India is now looking at a rapid multi-pronged effort to build the next class of fighter jets having more powerful engines and potent weaponry. Dr G Satheesh Reddy, who is Secretary, Defence Research and

DRDO Scouts For R&D Partners To Jointly Build Jet Engines For AMCA

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is looking for potential partners to co-develop an engine for its planned Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) and five other future technologies, its chairman G. Satheesh Reddy said on Monday. It is on the lookout for collaborators to

‘Fighting Abilities Affected’: IAF Chief on Force’s Long Association with HAL

The Indian Air Force’s efforts to support the state-owned aircraft maker Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has affected its fighting capabilities, Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa said on Friday. IAF?has only cooperated with HAL; “as a service; we have made concessions

Here’s Why Indian Army Is Seeking 5,000 Milan-2T Anti-Tank Guided Missiles

Short of anti-tank missiles — the Spike was a hit and miss — and the Javelin, despite considerable pushing and pulling, not taking off, the Army is settling for older, second-generation missiles as the larder is relatively empty. And let’s not forget that the Defence

DRDO Develops Quick Response Mobile Facility For Nuclear Incidents

With threat perception of terrorists using weapons of mass destruction increasing, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed a mobile facility to help provide immediate relief in case of any attack involving radioactive material. The key equipment in the facility include a whole

Defence Ministry To Prepare Forces For Use Of Artificial Intelligence

The Ministry of Defence has initiated the process of preparing Indian defence forces for use of Artificial Intelligence. To study the whole range of issues on the implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on the National security and defence needs, a multi-stakeholder task force on Strategic

DRDO Weapon Systems Worth Rs 2.75 Lakh Crore To Be Inducted In Defence Forces

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has said that its weapon systems and platforms worth over Rs 2.75 lakh crore have either been inducted into the services or would be joining them soon.  Speaking exclusively to ANI, DRDO Chief G Satheesh Reddy said their recent successes

LCA Tejas Set For Final Induction : Defence Research Body

The indigenously developed and built Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas is on final induction after going all the tests, said a top official on Monday. “LCA Tejas and Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AEW&CS) are on final induction after going through all the tests,”

DRDO Developing Multi-Mission Aircraft For Coast Guard

To prevent intrusion into Indian waters by unidentified vessels, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is developing a Multi-Mission Maritime Aircraft (MMMA) for the Indian Coast Guards for surveillance. The aircraft will be weaponised to prevent unwanted intruders and will also keep an eye

Tejas Fuel Drop-Tank Put Through Test In Chennai

A team of scientists from the Fatigue and Fracture Laboratory and the Advanced Seismic Testing and Research Laboratory, CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre (SERC), Chennai, conducted a crucial qualification test of the fuel drop tank of the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA). The laboratory designed and

Parliament Panel Slams DRDO For Procuring Nitrogen Gas Plant For Arjun Tanks And Not Using It For Three Years

A parliamentary panel has slammed the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for procuring a mobile nitrogen gas generator plant and not using it for the intended purpose for more than three years. The report on ‘Avoidable Procurement of a Mobile Nitrogen Gas Generator Plant’,

DRDO Developing An Advanced On-Board Inert Gas Generation Systems For Tejas

The Advanced Life Support System (ALSP) was taken up to match the state-of-the-art systems by employing innovative and advanced technologies for enhancing combat efficiency of pilots flying fighter aircraft and helicopters. Under the project, prototypes have been realised and technologies like On-Board Inert Gas Generation

Shot In The Arm For Make In India As Army Chooses Desi Weapons Over Israeli Spikes

At a time when the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is making fast progress in the field of missiles, the Indian Army is planning to scrap a project worth over Rs 3,000 crore to acquire more than 4,000 Israeli Spike anti-tank missiles and go

How India’s 8th President Paved The Way For the Success of Its Missile Programme

Daulat Singh Kothari, the scientific advisor to the Defence Minister from 1948 to 1961 and Father of Defence Sciences in India, made a critical observation in 1958. Ballistic missiles, he believed, posed a grave threat to not just India, but all humanity for they are

DRDO Invites Applications From Military Officers

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has invited applications from serving officers of the three services already working with it for permanent absorption as civilian officials into its Defence Research and Development Cadre (DRDS). In a letter dated November 28, the DRDO said, “…service

Indian MoD Clears BrahMos Buy For Fitment On The 2 Russian Grigorovich-Class Frigates

The Defence Ministry Saturday approved military procurement worth Rs 3,000 crore, including Brahmos supersonic cruise missiles for Navy’s two stealth frigates and armoured recovery vehicles for the Army’s Arjun main battle tanks, a senior official said.  The go-ahead for both acquisitions was given by the Defence Acquisition

Upgraded Indigenous Anti-Tank Helina Missile Successfully Flight Tested

The upgraded version of the third generation anti-tank Helina missile — SANT missile, the air to ground version, has been successfully tested, at the Pokhran field firing range in Jaisalmer district. The flight test of the missile was successfully conducted by DRDO and other officers

India Developing Advance Anti-Ballistic Missiles Systems With More Capability

Noting that that Russian-made S-400 Triumf missile system is one of the most advanced air defence system, Eastern Air Command Chief, Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar on Friday said that India is also developing systems to defend itself from ballistic missiles of more capability.  “We will

Why India May Not Test Agni 6 ICBM Even If DRDO Is Ready With Technology?

Agni 5 is India’s most advanced missile and it has been inducted into the service after successive trials. After Agni 5 project ended, there were speculations that the DRDO may have begun working on an ICBM with longer range and payload carrying capabilities. Many reports

Light Bulletproof Vests Developed by Indian Research Center Clears Final Trial

Indian security forces have successfully tested home-grown lightweight bulletproof jackets that will come much cheaper than what they are buying at present. The prototype, named Bhabha Kawach, was developed by the Bhabha Atomic Reseach Centre (BARC) — India’s multi-disciplinary nuclear research center which transferred the