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Recent Successful Tests of the DRDO India

Published Apr 08, 2019
Updated Apr 18, 2020

Twin Success for Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile

 DRDO successfully test fired indigenously developed Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air missiles (QRSAM) from ITR Chandipur, off the Odisha Coast on 26 February 2019. The two missiles were tested for different altitude and conditions. The test flights successfully demonstrated the robust Control, Aerodynamics, Propulsion, Structural performance and high manoeuvring capabilities thus proving the design configuration. Radars, Electro Optical Systems, Telemetry and other stations have tracked the Missiles and monitored through the entire flights. All the mission objectives have been met. Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman congratulated DRDO on the successful test flights and said the indigenously developed state-of-theart QRSAM will significantly boost the defence capabilities of our armed forces.

Guided Pinaka tested successfully

Indigenously developed guided rocket system Pinaka developed by DRDO was successfully test fired on 12 March 2019 at Pokhran ranges after two successful trials on 11 March 2019. All the three trials met mission objectives. The weapon system is equipped with state-of-the-art guidance kit comprising of an advanced navigation and control system. The weapon systems impacted the intended targets with high precision and achieved desired accuracies. Telemetry Systems tracked and monitored the vehicle all through the flight path. The consecutive successful testing of Guided Pinaka proves the efficacy, reliability and high precision capabilities of the weapon system. Guided Pinaka would significantly boost the capability of the artillery to make precision hits.

Sahayak Mk I Innovation Supporting Indian Navy’s Mission Based Deployments

 Indian Navy successfully carried out testing of Sahayak Air Droppable Containers, developed by Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL), Visakhapatnam in collaboration with Aerial Delivery Research and Development Establishment (ADRDE), Agra. The containers can be air-dropped to enhance Navy’s operational logistics capability at sea. With capacity of up to 50 kg, these containers can carry spares for ships up to 2000 km away from the coast.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”><a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/IndianNavy?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#IndianNavy</a> conducts successful trials of Sahayak Air Droppable Containers by IL-38 aircraft in Arabian Sea. These containers will enhance Operational Logistics capability of <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/IndianNavy?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#IndianNavy</a> &amp; provide wherewithal 2 supply spares&amp;stores 2 ships deployed more than 2000 Km from coast. <a href=”https://t.co/f87uQ2C1dd”>pic.twitter.com/f87uQ2C1dd</a></p>&mdash; SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) <a href=”https://twitter.com/indiannavy/status/1083602099701608449?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>January 11, 2019</a></blockquote>

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The trials were undertaken into the Arabian Sea on 8 January 2019 from an IL-38 aircraft off the coast of Goa. A test payload of 50 kg was dropped in the container, which descended to the sea with the help of a parachute. Speaking after the trials, a naval spokesperson said: The containers would reduce the requirement of ships to be close to the coast for collecting spares and stores, thereby increasing the duration of their deployment.

The Sahayak containers would enhance navy’s operational logistics capability. “Sahayak is a lightweight air droppable container fitted with a parachute system designed to carry critical engineering stores up to 50 kg for distressed Indian naval ships at mid sea. It is dropped from a fixed wing aircraft near the vicinity of the ship in sea” he further added.

The GFRP containers are designed to withstand water entry shocks and are completely water tight. The parachute system helps to control the rate of descent of the container. This system has P4M Pyro Cutter Mechanism, designed and developed by NSTL, for separation of pilot parachute from main parachute. With the success of these trials, series production of Sahayak containers and parachutes would be undertaken The product has high export potential.

This will reduce the requirement of ships to close coast for collecting spares and stores, thereby increasing the deployment duration. These cylindrical containers are indigenously developed by Naval Science and Technological Laboratory and Aeronautical Development Establishment of DRDO said the Indian Navy

Naval Science & Technological Laboratory (NSTL), Visakhapatnam was established on August 20, 1969 to undertake research and development of complete major naval systems (Underwater Mines, Torpedoes, Fire Control Systems, Weapon Launchers, Targets, Decoys, etc) for the Indian Navy to make it self-reliant. NSTL was established to work towards design and development of underwater weapons and associated systems and structural design of naval platforms. The vision, mission and core competence of the laboratory are as follows:

NSTL was established to work towards design and development of underwater weapons and associated systems and structural design of naval platforms. The vision, mission and core competence of the laboratory are as follows:

Aeronautical Development Establishment [ADE] – Over the last two decades, ADE has become a renowned systems establishment meeting the needs of all three armed forces in the field of military aviation with the in-house development of state-of-the-art systems and technologies.

 Twin Success for Man Portable Anti Tank Guided Missile

 In a major boost for Army, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test fired indigenously developed, low weight, fire and forget Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) for the second time today in the ranges of Rajasthan desert. MPATGM is incorporated with advanced features including state-of-the-art Imaging Infrared Radar (IIR) Seeker with integrated avionics. The first test was conducted on 13th March 2019. In both the missions, the missiles hit the designated targets precisely at different ranges. All the mission objectives have been met.

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