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

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    CAG raps OFB for critical deficiency in supply of ammunition
    The CAG has criticised the state-run Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) for critical deficiency in availability of ammunition to the Army since March 2013
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    New Delhi: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has slammed the state-run Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) for critical deficiency in availability of ammunition to the Army.

    In a scathing report, which was tabled in the Parliament on Friday, the CAG also criticised the OFB for inadequate quality of ammunition supplied to the Army since March 2013.

    The CAG said despite serious concerns highlighted in a high-level report on ‘Ammunition management in Army’ in 2015, no significant improvement took place in the critical deficiency in availability of ammunition and quality of ammunition supplied by the OFB.

    “Shortfall in meeting the production target by OFB continued. Further, majority of the procurement cases from other than OFB which were initiated by Army headquarters during 2009-13 were pending as of January 2017,” the CAG said in the report.

    The federal auditor also lambasted Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for import a balloon costing Rs6.20 crore under a project for development of aerostat surveillance system, saying it lacked rationale.

    “Further, the project itself did not achieve its objective despite an expenditure of Rs49.50 crore,” the CAG observed.

    Talking about safety aspects, the federal auditor said ammunition depots with shortage of fire-fighting staff and equipment remained accident prone. The report also highlighted alleged irregularities and inefficiencies by various other entities relating to defence services.

    The CAG also criticised the Heavy Vehicle Factory (HVF) in Avadi in Tamil Nadu for delays in supply of T-72 Bridge Laying Tanks (BLT) which were scheduled to be delivered in a phased manner during 2012-2017. The auditor blamed frequent changes in the design of T-72 BLT for delay in the project.

    The HVF also faced criticism from the CAG for placing an order for radiators to be fitted in T-90 tanks on a firm which had no prior experience of manufacturing them. “The Factory accepted Radiators worth Rs2.78 crore which did not conform to the stipulated technical requirements and rendered T-90 tanks fitted with such Radiators unacceptable to Army,” the CAG said.

    The report also said the Director General, National Cadet Corps (NCC) gave contracts to overhaul 34 engines of microlite aircraft at a cost exceeding 50% of the cost of a new engine, in deviation from the laid down procedure.

    “Further, additional 110 microlite aircraft were procured at a cost of Rs52.91 crore despite low utilisation of the existing fleet,” it said.

    The auditor also took strong note of the Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (CVRDE), Avadi procuring 20 LAHAT missiles in spite of reservation of the foreign supplier due to technical constraints.

    “During demonstration trials, the missiles failed to achieve the stipulated criteria/range of 1200M to 1500M. Army refused to accept the missile, thereby the payment of Rs19.53 crore made to the supplier was rendered infructuous,” it said.

    In another finding, the CAG came down hard on the Army’s Director General Military Intelligence for alleged violations of procedure in procurement of 20 numbers of Photowrite Systems and said 11 of them became non-functional within 3 to 22 months of procurement resulting in loss of Rs21.28 crore.

    First Published: Sat, Jul 22 2017. 11 52 AM IST

    http://www.livemint.com/Politics/HU...tical-deficiency-in-supply-of-ammunition.html
     
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    DRDO successfully tested new Precision Guided High Speed Low Drag (PGHSLD) aircraft bomb.

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    PGHSLD mid-course guidance is by fiber optic gyro based GPS-INS module with laser homing in terminal phase

    the terminal seeker used is a semi active laser seeker mounted on a gimbal assembly

    CEP <30M using only GPS-INS

    CEP <3m using SAL seeker in terminal phase

    guidance is dual GPS/INS + SAL therefor is immune to jamming

    max range should be around 30km depending on release altitude

    tail unit comprises of
    1.4 separately actuated control surfaces
    2.GPS-INS module
    3.GPS receivers
    4.flight control unit / avionics

    nose unit comprises of.
    1.fixed control surfaces
    2.GPS receivers
    3.gimballed SAL seeker
     
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    India’s Homegrown Trawl System Passes Blast Trials

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    The trawl system is capable of breaching a variety of landmines including passive and active influence mines and would help Indian Army’s mechanized forces to advance safely to combat zones in the event of war.
    Marking a major breakthrough in India’s quest for developing local
    defense technologies, the state-owned Defense Research & Development Organization (DRDO) has successfully designed and developed a trawl system that enables breaching of landmines and creating a vehicle safe lane, through a minefield for the advancing columns of mechanized forces in combat zone.
    The defense ministry has said that the system would soon be available for user evaluation trials by the Indian Army which has long been awaiting such a system to meet its operational requirements.
    “The trawl system recently crossed a major milestone with the successful completion of blast trials in collaboration with HEMRL Pune, which demonstrated the survivability of the equipment, when subjected to successive series of blast directly underneath it. The fieldable prototype of the trawl system is in the final stage of realization and would be shortly ready for the conduct of user evaluation trials by the Army,” India’s defense ministry said in a statement.
    The local development of trawls by DRDO is an important step towards achieving self-reliance in the area of critical military equipment under ‘Make in India’ initiative and would result in saving of foreign exchange for the country. In 2015, the Indian government had approved the purchase of 120 trawl systems for T-90 & T 72 tanks for approximately $65 million. Once approved by the Indian Army, the trawl system will be manufactured in bulk by state-owned BEL with the technological support of DRDO.
     
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