DRDO plans national programme on directed energy weapons for battles of future
The national programme will have short, medium and long-term goals, with the eventual aim being to develop different DEW variants of up to 100 kilowatt power, in collaboration with the domestic industry, sources said. But they are nowhere near becoming operational.
DRDO's Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle puts India in select group of nations
This small club includes the US, Russia and China. Af...
India test-fires hypersonic technology demonstrator vehicle; joins select group
The HSTDV, based on hypersonic propulsion technologies and de...
DRDO comes out with list of 108 military systems for production by domestic industry
The list of items identified by the DRDO for domestic production included mini and micro UAVs, mountain footbridge, modular bridge, mines laying and marking equipment, armoured engineering reconnaissance vehicle and anti-terrorist vehicle (ATV).
Major deal for private sector: Defence Ministry inks Rs 2,580 cr Pinaka deal with L&T and Tata
The contract, which has been in the making since 2017, will go to private sector companies L&T and Tata Aerospace and Defence. A significant portion of the work will also go to public sector enterprise BEML, which supplies trucks for the rocket launchers.
Indian Armed forces committed to hand-hold domestic defence industry: Gen Bipin Rawat
"Nothing will give us greater satisfaction than fighting and coming out victorious in wars with indigenous technology and equipment," said the chief of defence staff, adding that the armed forces do not have any bias towards imported equipment.
In boost to Atmanirbhar Bharat, India prepares list of embargoed defence import items
The decision will offer an opportunity to the domestic defence industry to manufacture the items in the negative list by using their own design and development capabilities or adopting the technologies designed and developed by DRDO to meet the requirements of the Armed Forces.
DRDO establishes COVID-19 facility at Defence Institute of High Altitude Research
"The facility can also be utilised for training manpower for COVID-19 testing and will be of great help to address future bio-threats and carrying out R&D (research and development) activities pertinent to agro-animals diseases," the ministry noted.
Indigenously developed drone by DRDO likely to be deployed in Ladakh: Sources
A drone, indigenously developed by the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO), is likely to be deployed by the Army in eastern Ladakh to enhance surveillance in the area that has seen a face-off between the forces of India and China, sources said.
View: Bumpy road to rebuilding air power; IAF likely to remain on tenterhooks
The euphoria generated by the arrival of Rafale should not blind us to the long haul that the IAF needs to make in renewing and expanding its fleet to overcome obsolescence and attrition. There is definitely an urgency to replace the large ageing fleet of MiG-21, MiG-23 and MiG-27 by a high-tech single engine aircraft in the next 10-15 years .
Defence ministry to host Aero India in its traditional venue of Bengaluru from Feb 3-5
The sources said Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has already held a number of internal meetings on hosting the mega event. "It was decided that the event will be hosted while taking maximum precaution against the coronavirus pandemic," said a source.
DRDO team visits Bihar's Muzaffarpur to select site for setting up 500-bed COVID hospital
The DRDO team, accompanied by district administration officials, explored four sites in Muzaffarpur on Saturday -- Chakkar Maidan, Muzaffarpur Institute of Technology (MIT), Patahi airport and CRPF camp at Jhapahan, District Magistrate Chandrashekhar Singh said. Of the 500 beds at the hospital, at least 150 will be equipped with ventilators, Singh added.
Hardeep Singh Puri to review ongoing development work at Darbhanga, Deoghar airports on Saturday
Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri will visit the airports at Darbhanga and Deoghar on Saturday to review the ongoing development work, according to an official statement.
DRDO developing agricultural technologies for locals and army in high altitude areas of Eastern Ladakh
The Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR), a DRDO lab based in Leh, has been contributing to the agro-animal development of the Ladakh region by providing training programs on the cultivation techniques and technologies that it has developed for locals at places such as Shyok, Darbuk, Tangtse and Demchok.
MPs will require COVID-19 negative report for entering Parliament during Monsoon Session
"In case a member is found to be negative, she/he can attend the session.... In case a member is found positive, she/he will have to go for institutional isolation/hospitalisation as per advice of doctor and as per patient/clinical management protocol," according to the guidelines.