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Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) : News and Updates

Discussion in 'Indian Defence Industry' started by Manmohan Yadav, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. Aqwoyk

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    Defence Minister Hands Over Indigenous DRDO Naval Systems
    (Source: Indian Ministry of Defence; issued March 24, 2017)

    The Minister of Defence, Finance and Corporate Affairs Shri Arun Jaitley handed over three Naval Systems indigenously developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to the Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba here today.

    The Minister also released two other products developed by DRDO namely IP-based Secure Phone and the Gallium Nitride Technology.

    Speaking on the occasion Shri Jaitley remarked that DRDO is becoming an important instrument for self-reliance of the nation. He stated that some of the best innovations have come from the pool of scientists of DRDO. The Defence Minister also said that great societies and nations are made through people working on important tasks in anonymity, like the DRDO scientists who were honoured today. Shri Jaitley also said that in the modern world, societies that invent and innovate will make faster progress.

    The Minister gave away the annual DRDO awards in various categories during the function. Apart from the scientists and teams who won awards in various vistas of technological excellence, the Advanced Systems Laboratory, Hyderabad and the Microwave Tube Research & Development Centre, Bangalore won the coveted Silicon Trophy and Titanium Trophy respectively.

    The Naval Systems handed over to the Indian Navy are USHUS-II Submarine Sonar, Directing Gear for Hull Mounted Sonar Array, and RLG based Inertial Navigation System for Ship Applications (INS-SA). The export potential of DRDO technologies also received due recognition during the function, with the announcement of the bagging of export order for DRDO-developed torpedo to Myanmar.

    Speaking on the occasion Dr. Subhash Bhamre, Minister of State for Defence said DRDO is playing an important role in self-reliance of Defence Forces and the export potential of the Organisation is finding a place in the global Defence market. He congratulated all the awardees and their families.

    Chairman, DRDO and Secretary, Department of Defence (R&D)Dr. S Christopher in his address said the Defence Acquisition Council cleared order value of DRDO products has gone uptoRs. 2.56 lakh crore out of which about Rs. 1 lakh crore was in the last two years alone.

    Sonars are the eyes and ears of a submarine under water. DRDO has developed the State-of-the-Art submarine sonar suite, USHUS-II, a highly evolved compendium of multiple sensors. The constituent sonars in the suite include passive sonar, active sonar, intercept sonar, obstacle avoidance sonar and underwater telephony.

    Directing Gear is an electro-mechanical system that supports the transducer array of hull-mounted ship sonar systems and rotates it at a controlled speed for in-situ acoustic calibration at Harbour and Sea.

    The Inertial Navigation System, based on indigenous Ring Laser Gyroscopes, provides vital information on the ship's position coordinates and heading for steering it to its destination accurately. It features high speed processor, multi-constellation Sat Nav receiver, ship specific interfaces and innovative algorithms.

    With the emergence of Gallium Nitride as a state-of-the-art material for MMIC applications, DRDO has established this futuristic technology, which will substantially help in the development of next generation radars, seekers and communication systems, for application in Light Combat Aircraft.

    The Secure IP Phone incorporates an indigenous encryption algorithm on a trustworthy hardware platform to provide a high level of secrecy to voice and data, for communication of strategic and tactical plans of the Armed Forces.

    The function was also attended by senior functionaries of the Ministry of Defence, Indian Navy, DRDO and industry partners.

    Source
     
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    Sorry for being critical but looks like things DARPA has done 10-15 years ago. When you are a research lab, the expectation should be to be able to conceive and create game changers.
     
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    Can moderators stop this poster from spamming every thread with off topic articles ? @nair
     
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    DRDO developed QR-SAM to be tested later this year
    Published April 9, 2017
    SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK

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    BDL, BEL and DRDO Co-developed Indigenous QR-SAM (Quick Reaction, Surface to Air Missile) with a range of 30kms is likely to be tested after the second half of this year, as per Industrial sources close to idrw.org.

    QR-SAM Project is one of the fast-tracked projects after India scrapped plans to procure imported systems to replace ageing Quick reaction Air Defence systems in both Indian Army and Indian Navy.

    QR-SAM weapon system will be a quick reaction, all weather, Canister-based network-centric capable of search on the move, track on move and fire on short halts while engaging multiple targets at ranges of about 30 km with two vehicle configuration for Area Air Defence in Army/Air force Variant.

    According to the information provided to idrw.org ,QR-SAM System design has been completed and most of the sub-systems including X-Band Quad Transmit Receive Modules (QTRMs), Two Way Data Link (TWDL) onboard segment etc. are under realization.

    QR-SAM) for the Indian Army will replace its Soviet-vintage OSA-AK (SA-8) and SA-6 units, while in Indian Air Force it will compliment already procured Israel developed SPYDER units and in Indian Navy, the missile will complement existing Israeli Barak-1 Air Defence systems in front-line warships.
     
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    ya ....so many jets dont make sense ...amca,fgfa,amca v2
    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com...o-sukhoi-t-50-russia/articleshow/57185821.cms
    In this report, Maybe rostec head is referring to amca v2
     
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    I still believe Gripen would be selected

    Gripen is getting orders from Brazil and some other countries

    We have Good relations with USA

    Sweden Government will lean on them ie USA for the required permissions
     
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    Since the situation of squadron strength of IAF is going to be in mess in next 2-3 yrs so who knows Gripen can be chosen but if other factors taken in like US made parts in it and rejection of F 16 and F18, this fighter too looks uncertain and what about killing Tejas for ever ?. As of now the scrapping of MMRCA is turning out to be real threat to IAF
     
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    To not derail the thread further...

    Please don't blame the messenger, only because you don't like the message!


    Source and author no 3:
    http://m.aviationweek.com/defense/india-and-neighbors-vie-formidable-eyes-sky


    Source and author no 4:
    http://www.indiandefencereview.com/news/arudhra-medium-power-radar-inducted-in-the-iaf/


    Source and author no 5:
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    slideshare eye-on-defense-september-2013


    I think that matter should be clear now.

    Wrt PSK, I am not a fan of his reports either, because his conclusions often are not correct. However, he is a journalist with access to infos, pics, brochures and specboards, that hardly any other Indian journalists / blogger can offer. So even if we don't agree with him, he still can be a valuable source for infos and in this case he obviously was right!
     
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    "New" and "117" don't belong in the same sentence. Furthermore, what is the point of having two aircraft types (FGFA and AMCA) with identical engine setup?

    Unless AMCA V2 is actually a single engine. . . . . but 117S thrust is far too low at 147Kn, I can't imagine it beating out performance of twin +110 Kn engines, even with reduced weight of single engine.

    But what on earth happened to their clean-sheet, item-30 engines? The ones that were supposed to be integrated with PakFA. If what you say is true, then Russians themselves must have given up on it appearing anytime this decade. Which means FGFA deal is dead, and Russians are just scrambling to find an exit to string MoD along with dreams of paper planes. Another Admiral Gorshkov in the making!

    What leverage could Sweden possibly have on the US? Trump admin will not allow anything to be outsourced. Best case scenario is that US okays the deal, but refuses any ToT of their own parts, which would be a non-starter for MoD.



    Same story of Gripen will happen when India tries to export 'AMCA V2' in +2030 to friendly nations. This is a good reason why India should avoid any major partnerships for AMCA. Just get Kaveri done with Safran consultation and ditch all these other useless 'partnerships'.
     
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    @Abingdonboy DRDO's makes Bullets in India or it's imported?
     

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