Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Current Affairs, GK & News

Akash Prime: New version of Akash missile flight-tested

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has tested a new version of Akash Missile called ‘Akash Prime’ on September 27, 2021. Highlights It was launched from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) of Chandipur, Odisha, Missile intercepted and destroyed an unmanned aerial target mimicking an enemy aircraft during its maiden flight test after improvements. Akash Prime missile ..

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Defence Ministry places 7500-Cr order for 118 tanks

Ministry of Defence has placed an order of worth Rs 7,523 crore in order to procure 118 Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) Arjun for the Indian Army. Key Points Defence ministry placed this order with Heavy Vehicles Factory (HVF), Chennai to supply the 118 Arjun Mk-1A tanks. Arjun tank has been designed and developed by Defence ..

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India-US tie up for Air-Launched Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

India and the United States had signed a Project Agreement for the ‘Air-Launched Unmanned Aerial Vehicle’ in the end of July 2021. Key Points Air-Launched Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (ALUAV) will be launched under the ambit of Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI). The PA was signed on July 30 in between the Ministry of Defence ..

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Indian Navy signs contract with BEL to supply Anti-Drone System

The Indian Navy signed a contract with the Bharat Limited (BEL) for the supply of the first indigenous comprehensive Naval Anti Drone System (NADS). Key Facts The NADS comprises of both ‘hard kill’ and ‘soft kill’ capabilities. Contract was signed in the presence of representatives from Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and senior Naval ..

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India showcased Indigenous Fighter Aircraft at ‘ARMY- 2021’ in Moscow

India pitched its indigenously built fighter aircrafts at the International Military-Technical Forum ‘ARMY-2021’ in Moscow. Highlights DRDO from India’s pavilion will display advanced defence technologies and along with Indian Defence Industries like Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL), Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) and Ordnance Factories. Aircrafts like Anti-Tank Guided Missiles, LCA Tejas and Arjun Main Battle ..

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