India must build satellite to harness solar energy from space, former DRDO chief Sivathanu Pillai says
India should work with friendly nations to build a solar power satellite and place it in orbit to harness solar power as the country is running out of conventional sources like coal, says former chief of DRDO A Sivathanu Pillai.
India conducts fresh night trial of Prithvi-2 missile
The flight test of the surface-to-surface missile was carried out barely a fortnight af...
Only 1/5th of over 25,000 applications filed by Indian institutes from 2009-19 granted patents: Govt
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Submarine launched K4 missile test now likely in mid December
Sources said that the 3,500 km range missile, designed for the Arihant class of nuclear submarines, is likely to be tested from a fixed underwater pontoon as part of the developmental trials being conducted by the DRDO within a fortnight. The last test of the K4 was attempted in 2017 and there has been an urgency to expedite the developmental process.
Warship: Engines fired up, basin trials next for Indigenous Aircraft Carrier
The long-delayed project, which was to be completed by 2018, is now back on track, with senior officers saying that the 37,500-tonne aircraft carrier will initially operate MiG 29K fighters and could also feature indigenous combat aircraft.
Indian Army successfully test-fires Spike LR missile
The Indian Army has successfully test-fired two newly-acquired Spike LR (long-range) anti-tank missiles at the Infantry School at Mhow, Madhya Pradesh. In addition to fire and forget capability, the missile also has the ability to fire, observe and update, providing substantial flexibility to the firer to pinpoint the impact point.
To counter mines, Navy explores unmanned, underwater options
The Navy is looking for ‘man out of the loop’ solutions that could involve autonomous systems that are being developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) as well as foreign vendors, sources said.
EV firm Ather to set up vehicle, lithium-ion battery factory in Tamil Nadu
The investment to be committed by Ather would be Rs around Rs 635 crore and estimated to create 4300 jobs. A mail has been sent to Ather with queries about the period over which the investments would be committed.
Critical test for submarine-launched nuclear missile this weekend
The 3,500-km range missile, designed for the Arihant class of nuclear submarines, will be tested from a fixed underwater pontoon as part of the developmental trials being conducted by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
Rajnath Singh calls for increased synergy between DRDO, domestic defence industry
Addressing the DRDO Industry Synergy Summit 2019 at Hyderabad through video conferencing, Rajnath Singh said defence public sector units (DPSUs), industry, research institutes and armed forces need to work in tandem to achieve the target of incorporating at least 25 artificial intelligence based products into defence in near future.
Defence Ministry approves procurement of military platforms and weapons worth Rs 22,800 crore
The decision to go for the capital procurement was taken at a meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council(DAC) headed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
Confident of doubling range of the Astra, will be the most lethal air to air missile: DRDO Chief
India is one of the few countries which has its own active and successful BMD programme. All essential technologies required for BMD, like propulsion system, sensors, precision control systems and terminal intercept technology with kill vehicle development have matured and have been proven through various tests, pointed out DRDO Chief G Sateesh Reddy.
In 5 years, we aim to be self-reliant in missiles, radars and armaments: DRDO chief
The private sector has been playing a great role in the production of DRDO products. When Dr (former President APJ Abdul) Kalam started work, there were barely 30 partner companies, but now we have more than 1,800, says DRDO chief G Sateesh Reddy while inviting companies as development and production partners.
Akash Missile: All about India’s first home-made supersonic missile
The nuclear-capable missile can fly at a speed of up to Mach 2.5 (nearly 860 meter per second) at a maximum height of 18 km. It can strike enemy aerial targets like fighter jets, drones, cruise missiles, air-to-surface missiles as well as ballistic missiles from a distance of 30 km.
After Balakot show, government to have more desi eyes in the sky
The ‘eye in the sky’ project — an aircraft-mounted radar that can look deep into enemy territory and direct combat assets for a strike — is set to get a boost with the defence ministry likely to clear next week the acquisition of two Airbus A330 platforms that will be modified by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
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