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Pinaka missile system successfully flight-tested for 2nd day

Developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the Pinaka MK-II rocket is modified as a missile by integrating the navigation, control and guidance system to improve the end accuracy and enhance the range, they said. The missile system is capable of striking into enemy territory up to a range of 75 kilometres with high precision.

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  • During the "Aaj Tak Agenda" program, the Indian Air Force (IAF) chief said, "Everyone has to work in this direction (of indigenous development). We have given our support. DRDO has to design a timeline... PSUs should be encouraged for private sector participation." A lot of lip service is being done regarding the "Make in India" program, he said.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    The Myanmar Navy acquired a diesel-electric Kilo Class submarine from India. The submarine, scheduled to start operations from December 24, is to be deployed in the Andaman Sea for security missions.The Royal Thai Navy's 3rd Naval Area Command has been told to keep a watch on the submarine, which can operate underwater for up to 45 days.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Researchers at the premier institute are working with ISRO and DRDO on "thin membrane-based technology” to develop parachutes for fighter aircraft.

    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.

    The flight test of the surface-to-surface missile was carried out barely a fortnight after two back-to-back trials of the Prithvi-2 were conducted successfully at night from the same base on November 20.

    The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) filed 2,413 patent applications; 3,751 applications were filed by the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), 2,016 by the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) and 998 by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

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