Defence Research and Development Organisation Current Affairs, GK & News

DRDO: Test fire of indigenously developed laser-guided ATGMs

On June 4, 2022, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Army successfully test-fired the Indigenously developed Laser-Guided Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM). Missiles were test-fired from Main Battle Tank (MBT) Arjun, at KK Ranges in Maharashtra. Highlights: ATGMs precisely and successfully hit the target and destroyed them at two different ranges. Satisfactory flight performance ..

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Abhyas High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT)

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight-tested Abhyas, which is a high-speed expendable aerial target (HEAT). This was flight-tested from Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur, off the Bay of Bengal coast in Odisha. Highlights Abhyas has been designed and developed by Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), of DRDO. The test demonstrated the performance at low ..

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‘HELINA’ Anti-Tank Guided Missile

Helina, the Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) which is the Nag missile’s helicopter-launched version was again tested on 12th April 2022. The testing was conducted in the country’s northern high-altitude mountain regions after it was successfully tested on 11th April 2022 in Pokhran’s desert region. Overview: The test was conducted as part of the ongoing user ..

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Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) Booster

On 8th April 2022, the Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) booster missile system was successfully flight-tested by India. The testing was conducted at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur, Odisha. Overview: In 2017 India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) began developing the SFDR. Also, in 2018 and 2019 DRDO conducted successful tests of ..

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Surface to Surface BrahMos Missile

On 23rd March 2022, the surface-to-surface BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was successfully test-fired by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Overview: The test-firing of this missile was witnessed by VR Chaudhari, India’s Air Chief Marshal along with other defence officials. The missile that was test-fired hit its target ..

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Pinaka rockets manufactured by Economic Explosives Ltd (EEL) test fired at Pokhran

Pinaka Rockets, completely manufactured by a private sector organization named Economic Explosives Ltd, have completed its successful test firing operation at Pokhran. Key Highlights A total of six Pinaca rockets have been test-fired. The rockets were manufactured by Economic Explosives Ltd (EEL) after a technology transfer agreement with DRDO. It is for the first time ..

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