A prototype of the fighter is expected to roll out in a year and the project completed by 2027
According to a Personnel Ministry directive, renowned scientist Samir V. Kamat was named as Secretary of the Department of Defence Research and Development and Chairman of the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) on Thursday.
The missiles, equipped with indigenous Radio Frequency seeker, intercepted the target with high accuracy, the Defence Ministry stated.
The indigenous howitzer gun that was used for the ceremonial salute on Monday has been designed by the Centre-run Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
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Operating in a fully autonomous mode, the aircraft exhibited a perfect flight and a smooth touchdown, an official press release said.
The performance of the aircraft at low altitude, including sustained level and high manoeuvrability, was demonstrated during the test flight, it said.
The Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) booster was tested at the integrated test range in Chandipur off the coast of Odisha.
"The buildings business of Larsen & Toubro has set a record by constructing the 7-storey, state-of-the-art Flight Control System (FCS) integration facility for the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) in just 45 days using Integrated Hybrid Modular Construction Technology (IHMCT)," the company said in a statement.
There are also plans to amend the Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) in the future to ensure that foreign procurements are initiated only in the rarest of instances, that too after getting special exemption from the DAC.
Ahead of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh lay the foundation stone of BrahMos Missiles production unit and DRDO Lab in Lucknow on Sunday.
The missile followed text book trajectory meeting all mission objectives with high level of accuracy, the Defence Ministry said in a statement
The quick reaction surface-to-air-missile missile developed by DRDO was test-launched from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur near Balasore at about 3.08 pm from a vertical launcher against an electronic target at a very low altitude.
Two different configurations (of the weapon) based on satellite navigation and electro-optical sensors have been successfully tested, it said in a statement.
The DRDO must take the Agni programme to the logical next step: the development of a full-fledged ICBM with a range of 8,000 kilometres or more
The DRDO also confirmed that the Long Range Bomb, released from IAF fighter aircraft, hit a land-based target at a long range with accuracy within specified limits.
The vehicle can be used as an aerial target for evaluating various missile systems.
Singh said the successful flight test proves the competence of the DRDO in designing and developing world-class missile systems.
The five ITR employees' seven-day Odisha Police Crime Branch remand ended on Saturday, and they will now be sent to judicial custody.
Developed by DRDO, 2-DG has been granted permission by Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) for emergency use as adjunct therapy in moderate to severe COVID-19 patients, Granules India said in a filing to BSE.
Dr Reddy, who is also the Secretary, Department of Defence R&D said this on Thursday while inaugurating the 2nd Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Conference on Range Technology (ICORT-2021) being held virtually.
BDR Pharma has inked a pact with the Defence Research and Development Establishment (DRDE) and the Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS) of the DRDO for manufacturing, distribution, and marketing of 2-DG in the country.
During the test, the missile demonstrated high manoeuvrability required for neutralising fast and agile aerial threats, the sources said.
Home Minister Amit Shah said India will soon develop indigenous counter-drone technology. This is being done by technical organisations like the DRDO and some other agencies.