Atmanirbhar Bharat! Proud moment for DRDO; develops new technologies to protect naval ships from missile attacks

In a further step towards Atmanirbhar Bharat, the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has developed technology to protect our naval ships from enemy missile attacks, the Defense Ministry said in a statement on Monday. The Defense Laboratory Jodhpur (DLJ), a DRDO laboratory, has developed three variants of the Advanced Chaff Technology: Short Range Chaff Rocket (SRCR), Medium Range Chaff Rocket (MRCR) and Long Range Chaff Rocket (LRCR) to meet the qualitative requirements of the Meet Indian Navy.

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Recently the Indian Navy carried out tests with all three variants in the Arabian Sea on an Indian naval ship and found that the performance was satisfactory.

Chaff is a passive, expendable electronic countermeasure technology used worldwide to protect naval vessels from the enemy’s radar and high frequency missile seekers. The importance of this development lies in the fact that very little chaff is used in the air to deflect the enemy’s missiles for the safety of ships.

DRDO has developed advanced chaff technology to protect naval ships from enemy missile attacks. The three variants Short Range Chaff Rocket, Medium Range Chaff Rocket and Long Range Chaff Rocket met the quality requirements of the Indian Navy. #AtmaNirbharBharat

– DRDO (@DRDO_India) April 5, 2021

The DRDO has acquired the expertise to face the futuristic threats posed by adversaries. The technology is made available to industry for manufacturing in large quantities.

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO, the Indian Navy and Industry on this achievement.

Defense Department R&D Secretary and Chairman DRDO G Satheesh Reddy recognized the efforts of the teams involved in indigenous development of this vital technology to protect Indian naval vessels.

The Vice Admiral of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral G Ashok Kumar, welcomed the efforts of DRDO to develop strategically important technologies indigenously in a short time and to release them for mass production.

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