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    Please use this thread for big announcements related to DRDO.

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    About Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO)

    Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) works under Department of Defence Research and Development of Ministry of Defence. DRDO dedicatedly working towards enhancing self-reliance in Defence Systems and undertakes design & development leading to production of world class weapon systems and equipment in accordance with the expressed needs and the qualitative requirements laid down by the three services.

    DRDO is working in various areas of military technology which include aeronautics, armaments, combat vehicles, electronics, instrumentation engineering systems, missiles, materials, naval systems, advanced computing, simulation and life sciences. DRDO while striving to meet the Cutting edge weapons technology requirements provides ample spinoff benefits to the society at large thereby contributing to the nation buliding.



    Vision

    Make India prosperous by establishing world-class science and technology base and provide our Defence Services decisive edge by equipping them with internationally competitive systems and solutions.

    Mission
    • Design, develop and lead to production state-of-the-art sensors, weapon systems, platforms and allied equipment for our Defence Services.
    • Provide technological solutions to the Defence Services to optimise combat effectiveness and to promote well-being of the troops.
    • Develop infrastructure and committed quality manpower and build strong technology base.
    Core Competence
    • Deptt of Defence Research and Development (R&D) is working for indigenous development of weapons, sensors & platforms required by the three wings of the Armed Forces. To fulfill this mandate, Deptt of Defence Research and Development (R&D), is closely working with academic institutions, Research and Development (R&D) Centres and production agencies of Science andTechnology (S&T) Ministries/Deptts in Public & Civil Sector including Defence Public Sector Undertakings & Ordnance Factories.

    Defence Research & Development services (DRDS)

    • Recruitment and selection of right people with desired competencies form the base of building an effective organisation. Defence Research & Development Organisation recruit/select scientists and engineers through an annual competitive examination at national level called Scientist Entry Test (SET) through open advertisement. In addition to this, talent search through campus interviews, scholarship scheme through Aeronautics Research & Development Board (ARDB) and fresh Ph.D scholars under Registration of Students with Scholastic Aptitude (ROSSA) is also launched.
    Defence Research Technical Cadre (DRTC)

    • The members of this cadre form strong skilled manpower base to assist scientists and engineers engaged in research and development work.
    Admin and Allied Cadre
    • The members of Admin & Allied cadre provide administrative/establishment support. Personnel for officer post are recruited through UPSC and non-gazetted personnel are recruited by the laboratories/establishments as per the notified Recruitment Rules.
    Training and Development

    DRDO has a dynamic training and development policy which is executed through the Continuing Educational Programmes (CEP) for all cadre personnel viz DRDS, DRTC, Admin & Allied. At the entry level in DRDS, the newly recruited scientists undergo a 16 weeks Induction Course at Institute of Armament Technology (IAT), Pune. Under the Research and Training (R&T) scheme the scientists are sponsored for ME/M Tech programmes at IITs/IISc and reputed universities. The fees is also reimbursed by the DRDO where scientists undergo Ph.D programme. In addition to this, the Organisation through its two premier Institutes namely Institute of Technology Management (ITM) and Institute of Armament Technology (IAT) deemed university offer courses for scientists and Armed Forces in the area of Technology Management, R&D Management and Armament. Recently, a training centre at Jodhpur has been established to meet the training needs for Admin & Allied cadre. In order to attract the futuristic talent, DRDO has Junior Research Fellow (JRF), Senior Research Fellow (SRF) and Research Associate (RA) schemes for young & dynamic personnel & interested in Defence Research and Development.

    Flexible Complementing Scheme

    In DRDO, under DRDS Rules 1979, as amended from time to time, Flexible Complementing Scheme (FCS) for promotion up to the grade of Scientist 'G' from one grade to the next higher grade is in force, w.e.f. 01 Jul 1990. The post held by scientist shall stand upgraded automatically to the next higher grade on Merit-based promotion under the FCS. DRDO operates a fully Flexible Complementing Scheme (FCS) wherein, the post is upgraded automatically upto the grade of Sc 'H'. FCS operates on the basis of evaluation of Confidential Performance Appraisal Report (C-PAR) and interviews of Scientists in the grades of Scientist 'B' to Scientist 'E' by Assessment Boards and assessment of Scientist 'F' to Scientist 'G' by Peer Review.
     
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    DRDO Awards

    The DRDO Awards Scheme, in its present form, was introduced in the year 1999 to motivate DRDO scientists, engineers and our partners in industries and academic institutions in contributing for the cause of our national security and self-reliance. The present Award Scheme, instituted by the Government of India, are therefore, meant to encourage DRDO scientists and our partners in the Private Sector Undertakings (PSUs), the private firms as well as the academic institutions in performing even better towards accelerating the pace of development of critical technologies, transfer of technologies from laboratories to industries as well as productionisation of the state-of-the-art defence systems.

    The Scheme consists of a total of 17 awards, out of which, 4 awards are given by the Directors of the concerned laboratories/establishments in recognition of outstanding contributions of their scientists and other supporting staff consisting of technical, administrative and allied cadres.

    The remaining 13 awards are decided at the DRDO HQrs for which nominations are called every year from all laboratories/establishments. The nominations are initially short listed by the Screening Committee under the chairmanship of the Chairman, Recruitment and Assessment Centre (RAC). The short listed nominations are, thereafter, examined by the Apex Committee for finalisation of the awards which also consists of two outside experts. These awards are normally given away by the Prime Minister of India on the "Technology Day" which falls on 11th May of every year.

    The awardees are given cash as well as a certificate highlighting the achievement for which award is being given. The total outlay per annum for these awards is Rupees one crore. The Awards Scheme at a glance is enclosed in Annexure-1.
     
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    Purchase Procedures in DRDO
    Procurement of materials is an ongoing activity in DRDO laboratories/establishments. To facilitate uniformity of procedures across the laboratories/establishments, DRDO Hqrs has issued guidelines in the form of "Purchase Management - 2003 (PM-2003)" duly approved by the Government. Power of procurement has been delegated at certain levels, depending upon the cost and the nature of the item.

    To identify right source of supply, vendors are selected and registered after evaluation of their services and infrastructure through well-defined parameters by a committee constituted for this purpose. Requirement of the item is categorised and tenders are invited on Open/Global/Limited/Single/Proprietary Article Certificate (PAC) basis. All purchases are generally made through open Tenders Basis. However, materials/ components of monopolistic nature, for high technology projects, are procured from reputed manufacturers on PAC basis. The advertisements are published in local and national newspapers through DAVP. Tender Opening Committee comprising representatives from Materials Management Group, Vigilance Officer/Security Officer/Duty Officer of day open the tenders as per laid down guidelines.

    The criteria for the selection of mode of procurement is based on "urgency of requirement", "availability of item locally or in international market", "cost of item" "competitiveness", etc. Technical offer and commercial offer are obtained separately. This ensures technical evaluation of the items by a separate Technical Evaluation Committee. In all the cases, Guidelines issued by the Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) are strictly followed. Representatives of user, finance and DRDO Hqrs participate in the decision-making. Rate running contract procedure is applied for the materials/components, which are used regularly. Services of various agencies are also availed through this mode. The complete procedure ensures fairness and transparency to the vendors and availability of the required items to the user. Interest of the Organisation is preserved while procuring the materials without any prejudice to any vendor/supplier/manufacturer and to obtain the maximum ultimate value for each rupee of expendit ure.
     
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    Research Boards
    Life Sciences Research Board (LSRB)

    The Life Sciences & Research Board (LSRB) supports research proposals in life sciences on broad topics such as biological and biomedical sciences, psychology and physiology, bio-engineering, specialized high altitude agriculture, food science & technology, etc. The Board has instituted a Grants-in-Aid Scheme to nurture the research talent, in IITs, universities, medical and life science institutions, colleges and other research centres including industries, in the country for promoting research and development programmes in life sciences & allied fields. Under this Scheme, grants are offered to approved research institutions, universities or colleges, departments or laboratories both in the Government and non-Government sectors. The scheme is coordinated through a number of specialist panels duly constituted by the Chairman, LSRB to cover different disciplines.

    Objectives of the LSRB are as under:-
    • Expanding and deepening the knowledge-base of life sciences in the country through strengthening and use of national resources including know-how and expertise.
    • Catalysing cross-fertilization of ideas and expertise between research scientists for providing support to the soldiers in operations
    • Enhancing core competence in the field of knowledge germane to development, manufacture and use biomedical and biotechnological products
    • Create conditions suitable for attracting talent and expertise from overseas locations through collaborations and other academic exchanges.
    The details regarding submission of proposals and other related matters are available onhttp://www.drdo.gov/boards/lsrb/fplsrb.htm

    For further details, please contact:

    The Secretary,
    Life Sciences Research Board
    Directorate of Life Sciences
    Defence Research & Development Organisation,
    DRDO Bhawan, DHQ PO
    New Delhi - 110105
    Web : www.drdo.gov.in

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    Naval Research Board (NRB)
    The NRB was set up in August 1996 to encourage basic research in the field of marine technologies and to strengthen & deepen the knowledge-base related to the naval environment. The Board has instituted a Grants-in-Aid Scheme to nurture research talent and to create research facilities in IITs, universities, higher technological institutions, engineering colleges and other research centers including industries in the country for promoting basic research, design & development.

    Objectives of the NRB are as under:-
    • To encourage and provide funds for basic research in pertinent scientific disciplines of broad relevance to our future Navy by enabling and supporting emerging talent, most particularly in academic institutions.
    • To create and evolve a knowledge-base potentially applicable to the Navy.
    The Board supports basic research that will generate new knowledge potentially useful to the Navy and to train young minds to generate and apply that knowledge for Naval purposes. The Board approves research programs for funding based on evaluation and recommendations of specialist panels in various disciplines i.e. composite materials sealth materials, hydrodynamics (including propulsion), sonar & signal behaviour, ocean environment, and scientific computing.

    The NRB invites project proposals which are submitted to the Panel Head or the Secretary, NRB through their Institutions with the requisite information as per a specific format. The format may be downloaded from the official NRB website(www.nrbdrdo.res.in)
    For further details, please contact:

    The Member Secretary
    Naval Research Board (NRB)
    DTE of Naval R & D (DNRD)
    3rd Floor,'B' Block
    DRDO HQ, DRDO Bhawan
    Rajaji Marg
    New Delhi- 110 105.

    Tele No: 011-2301 7510
    (Commodore R Bhushan, Director & Member Secy.)
    Tele No: 011-2300 7333(commander SK Thakur, Dy Director NRB)
    Fax No: 011-2301 7492
    E-mail:[email protected], [email protected]
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    Aeronautical Research & Development Board (ARDB)
    The Aeronautical Research & Development Board(ARDB) was set up by the Government of India to coordinate, provide funds and sensitize futuristic, scientific technological areas having potential applications for aeronautical systems, at academic institutions and national scientific laboratories. For this purpose, Grants-in-Aid of Rs. 5 crore per year has been earmarked. Besides the projects activities, the Board promotes Centre of Excellence in selected areas like computational fluid dynamics, systems design & engineering and composite structures technology; some more centres are under consideration. Intellectual Property developed through ARDB funding is shared with the grantee institution. The Board also promotes seminars, presentation of papers in India & abroad, writing of books, and promoting air mindedness in school children.

    For further details, please contact:

    The Secretary
    Aeronautical Research & Development Board
    314,A Wing,
    DRDO Bhawan, New Delhi-110 105
    Tel.: (011) 23007314
    Fax: (011) 23793004
    [email protected]
    Web:http://drdo.gov.in/boards/ardb/default.htm
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    Armament Research Board (ARMREB)
    The Armament Research Board (ARMREB) was constituted in 1997 to promote innovative research in scientific fields useful for armament discipline. The Board was set up to enhance the intellectual, physical infrastructure and scientific understanding in the field of armaments to meet the future challenge. Armament being a complex multi-disciplinary field involves ballistics and aerodynamics, materials and metallurgy, mechanical and electronic engineering, opto-electronics and computer techniques, explosives and pyrotechnics, modeling, simulation and system analyses, etc. Three research panels covering an entire spectrum of armament discipline are operating under the Board.

    Objectives of the ARMREB are as under:-
    • To foster knowledge-based growth of armament discipline in the country, strengthening and integration of national resources of knowledge, know how, experience, facilities and infrastructure.
    • To catalyze the needed cross-fertilization of ideas and experiences between defence and non-defence experts in scientific and technical fields that contribute to armament technology.
    • To launch and coordinate research in specified areas of armament discipline in academic institutions.
    • To create conditions suitable for attracting talents and experience through research collaborations and other academic exchanges.
    • To adopt synergic approach towards national needs and priorities in the field of armaments, yet keeping in focus the global advancements, in order to develop competence in key areas.
    • To help in creating self-sufficiency in critical technologies needed for development of competitive armament stores and put the armament discipline in the fore-front in global scenario.
    • To lead to technological innovations useful for combat multiplier both for the near term and future.


      Charter of Duties

      The ARMREB has the following charter of duties:-
      • To support basic research applicable to armament discipline.
      • To set principles and practices governing the relationship of DRDO with the academic world.
      • To consider and approve, by peer evaluation, research proposals submitted to ARMREB.
      • To set funding pattern and funding methodology for the research panels of ARMREB.
      • ARMREB will exclude funding of development of system hardware


      Grants-in-aid Scheme

      The ARMREB has instituted a "Grant-in-Aid" Scheme to harness and nurture the research talents available in academic institutions. Under this scheme, grants are offered to research organizations/universities/departments/laboratories/industries for research in basic sciences and engineering, setting up of basic facilities/ infrastructure, organising seminars/symposia/workshops, etc.

      For further details, please contact:-
      The Director
      ARMREB
      Defence R&D Organization
      Room No. 416, 4th Floor, 'A' Wing,
      DRDO Bhawan, Rajaji Marg
      New Delhi - 110 105
      Tel : 011-2301 7680, 2300 7416
      Fax : 011-2301 7505
      E-mail : [email protected]
     
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    Extramural Research/Intellectual Property Right (ER/IPR)
    DRDO sponsors new research projects in the area of basic science/applied sciences under DRDO Grants-in-Aid Scheme to various academic institutions and R&D labs outside the boundaries of DRDO. The Directorate of ER/IPR invites project proposals from various academic institutions R&D labs and industries in the prescribed format. The proposal is sent to concerned DRDO labs/academic institutions/other R&D labs for review based on the scientific & technical merits of the proposal. The comments of reviewers are then forwARDEd to Project Investigator in case any clarification/modification in the proposal is sought by reviewer accordingly, without disclosing the name and address of reviewer. On the basis of favourable comments of reviewers the minutes are prepared and the case is put up to the concerned competent authority for its approval/sanction. The progress of the research work is reviewed by DRDO periodically and progress report is submitted by Project Investigator to the Directorate of ER&IPR along with the minutes of Project Review Committee (PRC). Assets of a capital nature, acquired out of the sanctioned grant, are the property of DRDO.


    The accounts audited by external audit authority/statutory auditor, Utilisation Certificate and Closure Report are submitted by Project Investigator at the end of closure of the project. The Intellectual Property arising out of these projects lies with the host institution unlike in the case of CARs projects by DRDO labs where it lies with the laboratory of origin. The Directorate of ER/IPR provides the Grant-in-Aid also to organize the conferences/symposia/workshops/seminars to various academic institutions/R&D labs in the field of science and technology with interest to DRDO/Defence. The Technical Reports received from Project Investigator(s) on closure of the project are circulated to concerned DRDO labs for the their perusal, comments and use.

    Partnership with Industries

    The DRDO has taken a conscious decision to actively promote participation of Indian Industries in defence production. Interactions with industries take place during different phases of a product cycle, such as:-
    • Development Phase - Once system/product to be developed is identified and qualitative requirements are established, suitable industrial entities are identified to participate in the activity as 'developmental partners'.
    • LSP (Limited Series Production) Phase - Once a lab developed prototype system is successfully evaluated by prospective users, a limited series production order is usually placed by the prospective users. Industry partners are co-opted for execution of this phase of activity.
    • Bulk Production - Even though traditionally PSUs and Ordnance Factories undertake bulk production of weapon systems and equipment. Primarily, a substantial portion of the work of production of sub-system is being farmed out by them in consultation with the nodal DRDO laboratory to private industries in the civil sector. With the opening up of defence production to industries in the private sector, their involvement is steadily going up.
    • Spin-offs, Marketing - Private industry is called upon to exploit the civil spin-offs from the defence technology by effecting required repackaging/modification. At times there is a requirement of industry taking up maintenance of the equipment on its sub-systems for a defined period. Scope also exists for industry to seek potential market for these products in India/Abroad with due approvals.


    DRDO has been actively promoting private industries participation in its entire gamut of activities. Interactions are organized at regular intervals not only with interested industrial units but also with organizations such as CII, FICCI, ASOCHAM. DRDO has organized several DRDO-Industry meets to appraise industry veterans about opportunities awaiting them in Defence R&D. These initiatives have been highly appreciated by the Indian Industry.

    Exhibitions and Exposition

    DRDO has been actively participating in national and international expositions/exhibitions to showcase its achievements in Defence R&D and create an awareness about our accomplishments and abilities. Some of the major events in which DRDO has been participating regularly are :-

    (a) DEFEXPO - Once in two years
    (b) AERO India - Once in two years
    (c) National Science Congress - Every year
    (d) International exhibitions as a part of
    Indian contingent:-
    Asian Aerospace in Singapore - Once in two years
    (e) Any other similar event, as directed,
    in India/Abroad - On as required basis


    DRDO's participation in the 'Vigyan Rail' was a resounding success. The exhibition on wheels drew thunderous applause from enthusiastic visitors from every nook and corner of the country. Buoyed by its success, the Ministry of Science and Technology organized a second run of the train - Science on Wheels - this time christened Vigyan Mail.

    For further details, please contact:-

    The Director,
    Directorate of Industry Interface and Technology Management
    Room No. 447
    'B' Wing, DRDO Bhawan
    New Delhi - 110 105
     
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    Genesis & Growth

    DRDO was formed in 1958 from the amalgamation of the then already functioning Technical Development Establishment (TDEs) of the Indian Army and the Directorate of Technical Development & Production (DTDP) with the Defence Science Organisation (DSO). DRDO was then a small organisation with 10 establishments or laboratories. Over the years, it has grown multi-directionally in terms of the variety of subject disciplines, number of laboratories, achievements and stature.

    Today, DRDO is a network of more than 50 laboratories which are deeply engaged in developing defence technologies covering various disciplines, like aeronautics, armaments, electronics, combat vehicles, engineering systems, instrumentation, missiles, advanced computing and simulation, special materials, naval systems, life sciences, training, information systems and agriculture. Presently, the Organisation is backed by over 5000 scientists and about 25,000 other scientific, technical and supporting personnel. Several major projects for the development of missiles, armaments, light combat aircrafts, radars, electronic warfare systems etc are on hand and significant achievements have already been made in several such technologies.
     
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    Vision & Mission

    Vision

    Make India prosperous by establishing world class science and technology base and provide our Defence Services decisive edge by equipping them with internationally competitive systems and solutions.

    Mission

    • Design, develop and lead to production state-of-the-art sensors, weapon systems, platforms and allied equipment for our Defence Services.
    • Provide technological solutions to the Services to optimise combat effectiveness and to promote well-being of the troops.
    • Develop infrastructure and committed quality manpower and build strong indigenous technology base.
     
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    Citizen Charter

    Sphere of Activities/Business



    1. Apprising and advising Raksha Mantri on the influence on National Security of emerging developments in Science and Technology.
    2. Rendering advice to Raksha Mantri and to the three services and inter services organisations on all scientific aspects of weapons; weapon-platforms; military operations; surveillance; support and logistics in all likely theatres of conflict.
    3. To function, with the concurrence of the Ministry of External Affairs, as the nodal coordinating agency of the Ministry of Defence on all matters relating to Instruments of Accord with foreign Governments relating to the acquisition of technologies whose export to India is the subject of national security related controls of foreign Governments.
    4. Formulation and execution of programmes of scientific research and design, development, test and evaluation, in fields of relevance to national security.
    5. Direction and administration of agencies, laboratories, establishments, ranges, facilities, programmes and projects of the Department.
    6. All matters relating to certification of the design air worthiness of military aircraft, their equipment and stores.
    7. All matters relating to the protection and transfer of technology generated by the activities of the Department.
    8. Scientific analysis support and participation in the acquisition and evaluation proceedings of all weapon systems and related technologies proposed to be acquired by the Ministry of Defence.
    9. To render advice on the technological and intellectual property aspects of the import of technology by production units and enterprises manufacturing, or proposing to manufacture, equipment and stores for the Armed Services.
    10. To deal with reference made under section 35 of the Patents Act, 1970 (39 of 1970).
    11. Financial and other material assistance to individuals, institutions, universities and bodies corporate, for study and for the training of manpower on aspects of Science and Technology that bear on national security.
    12. In consultation with the Ministry of External Affairs, international relations in matters connected with the role of Science and Technology in national security including:
      1. Matters relating to relations with Research Organisations of other countries and with Inter-governmental agencies, particularly those which concern themselves, interalia, with the scientific and technological aspects of national security.
      2. Arrangements with Universities, educational and research-oriented institutions or bodies corporate abroad to provide for foreign scholarships and the training of Indian scientists and technologists under the administrative control of the Department.
    13. Execution of works and purchase of lands debitable to the budget of the Department.
    14. All matters relating to personnel under the control of the Department.
    15. Acquisition of all types of stores, equipment and services debitable to the budget of the Department.
    16. Financial sanctions relating to the Department.
    17. Any other activity assigned to, and accepted by, the Department through understanding or arrangements with any other Ministry, Department, Agency of the Government of India whose activities have a bearing on the scientific and technological aspects of national security.
    18. Autonomous Bodies: Aeronautical Development Agency.


    Stakeholders/Clients

    Primarily, following agencies have been identified as stakeholders/clients of the Department of Defence Research and Development in varying degrees :

    1. Ministry of Defence
    2. Ministry of External Affairs
    3. Ministry of Home Affairs / Other Ministries
    4. Army
    5. Navy
    6. Air Force
    7. R&D centres of other Government Departments, Public and Private Sectors
    8. Academic Institutions
    9. Ordnance Factories, Public Sector Undertakings and Industrial Partners
    10. Citizens of the Country.
    Statement of Services provided to Stakeholders/Clients

    Services provided to stakeholders/clients are elaborated in the topic "Sphere of Activities/Business", section. A summary is as follows :

    1. Design & Development of weapons/systems
    2. Help in scientific projects undertaken by the Services
    3. Promoting indigenous production
    4. Technology transfer of various DRDO developed items
    5. Work on up-gradation of products
    6. Facilitate two way exchange of engineers between DRDO and industry.
    Redressal of Stakeholders Grievances/Concerns



    1. The Department's core business is to design, develop and lead to production state-of-the-art weapon systems & sensors for the Armed Forces. The Department offers opportunity to the stakeholders /clients to participate through different forums in the activities of the Department, and, on need basis ensures participation of such stakeholders/clients who directly and actively influence the working of the Department. Peer Review Committees, Monitoring Committees, Apex Boards, Steering Committees and Open Houses are some of the examples.
    2. Stakeholders continuously participate in the monitoring of the projects/programmes of their interest with their viewpoints, apprehensions, reservations, etc. These are objectively discussed and addressed as the project/programme progresses. The committees and boards are project/programme specific, suitably structured and are convened at a mandated periodicity. Thus, all the concerns of the stakeholders/clients are addressed objectively and timely in an institutionalized manner.
    3. For general interactions with the Services, the Department's Head Quarter has a Directorate of Interaction with Services for Business. For all other agencies, Department's Directorate of Planning and Coordination is the first contact point. Director Planning and Coordination is ex-officio Nodal Officer for the Citizen's Charter.


    Expectations from the Stakeholders/Clients

    1. Ministry of Defence

      1. Involve the Department in development of perspective plans
      2. Share threat perception with the Department
      3. Evolve national policy on induction of indigenous defence systems to ensure security and self reliance.
    2. Services

      1. Involve the Department from conceptualization to deployment of the products intended to be indigenously developed and those imported
      2. Share philosophy and methodology of the trials and acceptance tests with the Department
      3. Share results of user trials and acceptance tests spontaneously and transparently
      4. Share perspective plan with the Department
      5. Evolve integrated plans in consultation with the Department
      6. Become financial stakeholders in the development projects/programmes
      7. Depute officers and men with appropriate background for the project/programme teams.
    3. Production Partners

      1. Develop a long term strategic view of the technologies developed by the Department
      2. Hold financial stake in the developmental projects of interest
      3. Allocate resources for concurrent technology transfer, absorption and production of items developed by the Department
      4. Work on upgradation of products with or without help of the Department
      5. Facilitate exchange of engineers between DRDO and industry to upgrade, manufacture & testing facilities.
    4. R&D Centres in Other Sectors

      1. Act as technology incubation centres for the nascent technologies developed by the Department
      2. Undertake incremental R&D work on technologies established by the Department.
    5. Academia

      1. Take up sponsored /contract research, grants-in-aid projects in the areas of interest of the Department
      2. Take up projects dedicated to basic science through the Department's Research Boards in the disciplines of Aeronautical, Naval, Armament and Life Sciences
      3. Under the guidance of the Department, establish centers of specialization for the upcoming and futuristic technologies as applicable to Defence.
      Website of the Department : www.drdo.org/ www.drdo.gov.in

      Key Personnel of the Department
      1. Secretary, Department of Defence Research & Development
        & DG, Defence Research & Development Organisation
        DRDO Bhawan, New Delhi - 110 011.
        Phone : 011-23011519
        Fax : 011-23018216
      2. Chief Controller Research and Development (R&M)
        DRDO Bhawan, New Delhi � 110 011.
        Phone : 011-23011860
        Fax: 011- 23015395
      Nodal Officer for the Citizen's Charter

      Ms Nabanita R Krishnan
      Director, Planning & Coordination
      DRDO Bhawan, New Delhi - 110 011.
      Phone : 011-23016278
      Fax : 011-23016174.
      Email : [email protected]
     
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    Armaments

    Available Technologies

    The following are the Major Technologies developed by Armament Laboratories :-

    ARDE, Pune

    • FSAPDS technology for Lower caliber ammunition and for barrel having progressing rifling.
    • Barrel manufacture in Aluminium alloy material for Small Arms.
    • Active sensor based on induction-balanced principle for Influence Mine.
    • Lead magnesium niobiate-Lead titanate(PMN-PT) electroceramics for actuator and sensor applications.
    • Technology for nano PZT powder.
    • Free flight rocket launching technology.
    • Electronic fuzes for artillery shells, bombs and mine.
    • Pre-fragmented, Incendiary and shaped charge warheads.
    • PZT materials for defence and civilian applications.
    CFEES, Delhi

    • Fire/Explosion Detection and Suppression System for Missile launchers/Magazines/Barbettes.
    • Fire Extinguisher for Candle Smoke Composition.
    • High Altitude Foam Extinguisher.
    • Integrated Fire and Explosion Suppression System for Armoured Fighting Vehicles.


    HEMRL, Pune

    • Composite Propellant.
    • Composite Modified Double Base(CMDB)Propellants.
    • Fuel Rich propellants.
    • Cast Double Base propellants.
    • Protective liner for Increasing gun barrel life.
    • Combustible Cartridge Case.
    • Explosive Reactive Armour(ERA).
    • Case Bonded Rocket Motors.
    • Explosive Detection Kit.
    • Incendiary Composition.
    TBRL, Chandigarh

    • Baffle Range for Small firing practices.
    • Electro explosive Device.
    • Slapper Detonator.
    • Bund Blasting Device
    • Multi Mode Grenade.
     
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    • Diagnostic Kits for Biological & Chemical Warfare Agents
    • Agro Technology for High Altitude
    • Processed & Packaged Foods
    • Bio-digesters
    • Water Treatment Plants
    • EPA, TYPHOID KIT, COLD ARID AGRO-TECH

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