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Indian Navy to build MAAREECH, an advanced Torpedo Decoy System

On June 26, 2020, the Indian Navy inducted an advanced anti-torpedo decoy system called MAAREECH. The contract of production of the Maareech is to be undertaken by Bharat Electronics Limited. Significance The induction of the torpedo gives a major fillip to Make in India initiative. It will also help make the country self-reliant (Atma Nirbhar). ..


The DRDO, along with ESIC Medical College and Hospital, has launched the country’s first mobile sample collection lab, called BSL-3 VDRL Lab. About the Lab The BSL-3 VDRL Lab is a mobile sample collection lab developed by DRDO and ESIC Medical College and Hospital (Hyderabad). It is the first of its kind lab in the ..

DRDO Equipment for Disinfection

DRDO recently introduced new products to help with the disinfection process to curb the spread of SARS CoV 2. Automatic Mist-based Sanitizer Dispensing Units It is a contactless sanitizer dispenser based on the water mist aerator technology which was originally developed for water conservation in fire suppression. It will dispense alcohol-based hand sanitizers at the ..

DRDO develops sanitisation equipment for fighting COVID-19

The CFEES under the DRDO has developed 2 configurations of equipment for sanitising public places in light of the ongoing COVID-19 spread. Portable Backpack Area Sanitisation Equipment The Portable Backpack Area Sanitisation Equipment is a spin-off from technology used by CFEES in fire suppression. It sprays a 1% hypochlorite solution for disinfection of the suspected ..

Development of products for protection against CBRN agents

The DRDO bio-suit is only the recent addition to a series of CBRN defence equipment being produced by India. CBRN Defence CBRN or Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear defence is the protection against hazardous materials that are chemical, biological or radiological in origin. It involves: Passive protection Avoidance of contamination Mitigation Such defence products are ..

DRDO develops a bio-suit for health professionals

The DRDO has developed a bio suit for health professionals who are working with COVID-19 patients. The production capacity for this suit is to be increased to 15,000 per day. About the Suit The suit was developed by DRDO with the help of industrial players for protection of medical, paramedical and other personnel working on ..

DAC approves procurement of 83 Tejas fighter aircrafts

Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) approved the procurement of 83 Tejas fighter aircrafts, which are manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). The Light Combat Aircraft Tejas is indigenously designed by Aircraft Development Agency (ADA) under the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). This order of 83 air-crafts is in addition to the previous order of 43 ..

Scientists from IIT Delhi and DRDO gets ‘National Award for Young Women Showing Excellence through Application of Technology for Societal Benefits’

Two Scientists – Dr Shweta Rawat from Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS), DRDO and Dr. Shalini Gupta, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT-Delhi were recently conferred with the ‘National Award for Young Women Showing Excellence through Application of Technology for Societal Benefits’ by the President of India Ramnath Kovind. Dr.Shweta has developed a ..