DRDO Transfers Naval Technologies
A special function was held to transfer DRDO developed technologies to industry at Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL), a premier naval systems lab of DRDO at Visakhapatnam, on 16 December 2017.
Hon’ble Raksha Mantri (RM) Smt Nirmala Sitharaman was the Chief Guest of the programme. Dr S Christopher, Chairman DRDO, and Secretary, Department of Defence R&D handed over the documents related to NSTL developed technologies to heads of industries and Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSU), in the presence of RM.
Technology for the Light Weight Torpedo (LWT) was transferred to M/s Bharat Dynamics Limited to facilitate the export order to Myanmar. Technology for technical solutions for Integrated Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW) Defence Suite to M/s Bharat Electronics Limited and M/s L&T Defence; Technical Solutions for Fire Control Systems solution and Torpedo Interface Technologies for ASW Upgrade to M/s L&T Defence; and for Ejection System for GPS Recovery Aid to M/s Avantel Limited was also handed over during the programme.
Complementing the DRDO scientists for the outstanding work in realising critical defence systems, the Hon’ble RM emphasized the need to showcase the excellent work being done by the DRDO.
Exhorting DRDO to help make best systems in India with export potential, she said, “DRDO has a great role to play in realising the ‘Make in India’ vision of Hon’ble PM, and I am confident that DRDO will rise to the challenge, and transform India into a major exporter of defence systems.”
Directors of DRDO labs and DRDO Corporate Headquarters, leaders and representatives of industry, officers and staff of NSTL and other DRDO labs attended the function.
[Source – DRDO Monthly Newsletter March 2018. Volume 38 | Issue 3. ISSN: 0971-4391]