Indian Armed Forces Get DRDO Developed Anti-Drone System, Modular Bridge, Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon And Chaff Variants

by Swarajya Staff - Dec 15, 2021 08:43 AM +05:30 IST
Indian Armed Forces Get DRDO Developed Anti-Drone System, Modular Bridge, Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon And Chaff VariantsDRDO’s SAAW (Pic Courtesy: Livefist)

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday (14 December) handed over five Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) developed products to the Indian Armed forces and other security agencies at an event held at DRDO Bhawan in New Delhi.

The event was organised as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations and iconic week of Ministry of Defence.

He also handed over six Transfer of Technology (ToT) agreements to seven public and private sector companies.

The products handed over to the Armed Forces and Ministry of Home Affairs are Anti-Drone system, Modular Bridge, Smart Anti Airfield Weapon, Chaff Variants and the Light Weight Fire Fighting Suit.

The counter drone systems, developed by DRDO for detection, deterrence and destruction of incoming drones was handed over to the CISC by the Defence Minister.

He also handed over the Modular Bridge to the Chief of Army Staff General M M Naravane. The Modular bridge, developed by R&DE (Engineers), is a single span, mechanically launched assault bridge of military load class MLC-70, and can be launched in different spans.

Singh also handed over Smart Anti Airfield Weapon (SAAW), an air launched, long-range, stand-off, air-to-surface smart bomb, to the Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal V R Chaudhari, said a Defence Ministry release.

The variants of Advanced Chaff were handed over to the Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral R Hari Kumar.

Meanwhile, structural fire-fighting suit developed by DRDO’s Delhi-based Centre for Fire, Explosive and Environment Safety (CFEES) was handed over to V S K Kaumudi, Special Secretary, MHA.

The Licensing Agreement for Transfer of Technology (LAToT) documents of seven DRDO developed systems were handed over during the event for the systems, technologies namely Coastal Surveillance Radar, Automatic Chemical Agent Detection and Alarm (ACADA) and Chemical Agent Monitor (CAM), Unit Maintenance Vehicle, Unit Repair Vehicle, Fused Silica based Ceramic Core technology and the Fire Suppressing Gel.

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