Parrikar releases list of 70 successful products of DRDO

Parrikar says that in the last three years, many of these systems developed by DRDO have been inducted into the defence forces.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar released a list of 70 products and systems that have been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for various wings of armed forces.

Parrikar says that in the last three years, many of these systems developed by DRDO have been inducted into the defence forces.
Interestingly many sub-systems are also being cited by the minister in the Upper House, with some being at various stages of trials, production and induction.

Parrikar says many of the products, originally developed for the defence forces, can also be used by Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), state police units and National Disaster Response Force.

DRDO has organised visits of CAPF’s to various laboratories to showcase DRDO’s products and capabilities.

The minister also said that the Ministry of Home Affairs has shortlisted about 146 items for trials, out of which trials of 78 products have already been completed.

He said a large number of products which can provide protection, day-night situational awareness and support-mobility have also been identified for induction into services by MHA after the trials.

Among the list of successful products of DRDO include:

1)  81 mm Anti Thermal Anti Laser Smoke Grenade

2)  Active Antenna Array Unit

3)  Air Defence Fire Control Radar

4)  Airborne Early Warning & Control System

5) Akash Weapon Systems

6)  Anti G Suit Mk-III

7)  Aslesha Radar

8)  Auto injector Atropine Sulphate

9)  Bi Modular Charge System

10)  Bomb 120 mm ILLG

11)  Bomb 120 mm Mortar HE

12)  Bomb 81 mm Mortar HE

13)  Bomb 81 mm Mortar PWP

14)  Bomb Mortar 51 mm HE Mk-II

15)  Bomb Mortar 51 mm ILLG

16)  Bomb Mortar 51 mm Smoke

17)  Bomb Mortar 81 mm ILLG

18)  Bridge Layer Tank T-72 (BLT-72)

19)  Cartridge ERU for aircraft with Package

20)  Cartridge Primary for 120 mm Mortar

21)  Cartridge SA 5.56 mm Ball

22)  Cartridge Signal 16 mm 1A

23)  Cartridges 105 mm IFG NC

24)  Cartridges 22” RF Ball

25)  CBRNe Remotely Operated Vehicle

26)  Chemical Agent Monitor

27)  Coastal Surveillance Radar

28)  Commander’s Thermal Imager for  T-90

29)  Commander’s Thermal Imager for BMP Tanks

30)  Commander’s Thermal Imager Mk-II for T-72

31)  Communication Link Controller

32)  Digital Radar Warning Receiver

33)  Display Processor

34)  E1 Link Encryptor

35)  Electronic Support Measure (ESM), Varuna

36)  EW Programme  – Samudrika

37)  Explosive Detection Kit

38)  Explosive Reactive Armour Mk-II

39)  Fuze 213 Mk-V M2

40)  Heavy Drop System

41)  Helmet Mounted Thermal Imaging Camera

42)  Holographic Sights for Small Weapons

43)  Identification of Friend and Foe System

44)  Integrated Multi-function Sight

45)  Laser based Directed Energy System

46)  Mine AP M16 and AP NM-14

47)  Mission Computer

48)  Mobile Autonomous Robotic System

49)  Mountain Foot Bridge

50)  NBC Canister

51)  NBC Filter

52)  Optical Target Locator

53)  Personal Decontamination Kit

54)  Phase Control Module

55)  Pinaka Launcher Mk -II

56)  Radar Computer I & II

57)  Radar Warning Receiver

58)  Resin based Combustible Cartridge Case for 120 mm FSAPDS Mk-II Ammunition

59)  Revathi Radar

60)  Rotating Telemetry System

61)  Secure Adapter for Frame Relay Encryptor

62)  Secure Multi Interface Link Encryptor

63)  Shell 105 mm IFG BE Smoke

64)  Shell 105 mm ILG Mk-I

65)  Short Range Laser Dazzler

66)  Three Colour Detector

67)  Through Wall Imaging Radar

68)  Weapon Locating Radar (WLR)

69)  Wheeled Armoured Platform

70)  X-Band Microwave Power Module

Ever since the NDA government came to power in 2014, DRDO has been put on the radar with Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanting youngsters to be given more responsibilities.

This followed the sacking of DRDO head Dr Avinash Chander in 2015 which came as a warning from the top. The post of DRDO DG and Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister was then split into two. Dr S Christopher was given the mandate of running the labs and Dr G Satheesh Reddy was made Parrikar’s advisor.

In the last one year, DRDO seldom made any claims on their achievements and kept many of its missions under wraps.

“DRDO often forgot that they have a user in the waiting with hope. It was a family party often with little focus on R&D. I am not sure if the youngsters got their due. If they (DRDO) have gone silent means, they have been told to prove their worth first. If Make in India needs to succeed DRDO must change their attitude towards private players. The list of 70 items released now would be doubled then,” says a former Indian Air Force official, who worked closely with some of the home-grown projects, while on deputation.


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