DMPQ- Write a short note on DRDO? Enumerate its achievements.

DRDO is the R&D wing of Ministry of Defence, Govt of India, with a vision to empower India with cutting-edge defence technologies and a mission to achieve self-reliance in critical defence technologies and systems, while equipping our armed forces with state-of-the-art weapon systems and equipment in accordance with requirements laid down by the three Services. DRDO’s pursuit of self-reliance and successful indigenous development and production of strategic systems and platforms such as Agni and Prithvi series of missiles; light combat aircraft, Tejas; multi-barrel rocket launcher, Pinaka; air defence system, Akash; a wide range of radars and electronic warfare systems; etc., have given quantum jump to India’s military might, generating effective deterrence and providing crucial leverage.

Achievements of DRDO:

Ground Based, Ship Borne, Air Borne & Manportable Radar Systems

  • Rajendra Radar for AKASH Weapon System for IAF & Indian Army
  • 3D Surveillance Radars for IAF, Indian Army & Navy – Rohini, 3DTCR & Revathi
  • Man portable Radars for IAF & Indian Army – Bharani, Aslesha, BFSR

Laser Based Instruments & Laser Sources

  • Ruggedized 1 kW Fibre Laser Source.
  • OTL 300
  • Explosive Identifier systems for detection of explosives

Ground Based, Ship Borne & Air Borne COMINT, ELINT & EW Systems

  • Programme SAMYUKTA – Integrated EW System for Plains & Deserts for Indian Army.
  • Programme SANGRAHA – Family of EW suites for different Naval Platforms
  • Advanced ESM System for Capital naval ships (VARUNA)
  • Internal Electronic Warfare (EW) System for Radar Warning and Jamming (RWJ) for upgraded MiG-29 platform Multi-Emitter
  • Production model of Ground Based Mobile ELINT System

 

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