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

DRDO: Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully carried out the maiden flight of an unmanned combat aircraft, called Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator. The aircraft was tested in Chitradurga, Karnataka. About Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator It was maiden flight of the Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator. The aircraft operated in a fully autonomous mode ..

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Technology Development Fund (TDF)- Rise in Funding

On June 8, 2022, the limit of funding of innovative defence projects was increased from Rs 10 crore to Rs 50 crore per project, under the Technology Development Fund (TDF). Funding has been enhanced in line with the announcement made in Union Budget 2022-23. TDF in Union Budget 2022-23 Union Budget 2022-23 has reserved 25% ..

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Training launch of Agni 4 Missile

On June 6, 2022, India successfully carried night launch of nuclear-capable Agni-4 ballistic missile. It was launched from APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha. Range of the missile Agni-4 ballistic missile has a range of around 4,000 kilometres. Significance of the Missile It marks significant boost to India’s military capabilities. It is being considered as ..

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Quantum Key Distribution Link

A joint team of scientists from IIT Delhi and Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), successfully demonstrated Quantum Key Distribution Link, for the first time in India. Key Facts Quantum Key Distribution link will be created between Prayagraj and Vindhyachal in Uttar Pradesh, for a distance of around 100 km. Quantum key distribution is a ..

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January 1: DRDO Foundation Day

64th foundation day of “Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)” was celebrated on January 1, 2022. Highlights In 63 years, DRDO has transformed the landscape of defence research and development in India. DRDO also played a significant role in fighting against COVID-19 pandemic. It set up around 850 oxygen plants and Covid hospitals with the ..

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Surface-to-Surface Missile ‘Pralay’ flight-tested

On December 22, 2021, the first successful test flight of short-range surface-to-surface Pralay missile was conducted. Key points Pralay ballistic missile was flight-tested from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island off the coast of Odisha. Missile followed the desired quasi-ballistic trajectory and reached to the designated target with high-degree accuracy. Thus, validated the control, guidance and ..

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