Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is the research and development wing of the Ministry of Defence, Government of India, which provides critical defence technologies and systems. It develops defence technologies covering various disciplines including aeronautics, armaments, electronics, combat vehicles, engineering systems, instrumentation, missiles, advanced computing and simulation, special materials, naval systems, life sciences, training, information systems, and agriculture. The company offers strategic systems and platforms such as the Agni and Prithvi series of missiles, light combat aircraft, Tejas, multi-barrel rocket launcher, Pinaka, Akash, an air defence system, and radars and electronic warfare systems. DRDO’s aeronautical systems group carries out the development of unmanned air vehicles, aero gas turbine engine technology, airborne surveillance systems, parachutes, decelerators, and lighter-than-air systems. The company’s Armament and Combat Engineering systems (ACE) group focuses on the research and development of armaments, explosives, land-based combat vehicles, and engineering equipment. Its microelectronic devices (MED) and computational systems and cyber systems (CoS) focus on thrust areas and technologies related to microwave tubes and solid-state electronics including microelectronic device design and manufacturing. The company’s electronics and communication systems (ECS) group designs and develops electronic, electro-optical, and laser-based sensors and systems. The naval systems and materials (NS&M) group provides underwater sensors and surveillance systems, underwater weapons and associated systems, air-independent propulsion systems, protection technologies for marine platforms, stealth and camouflage technologies for land, air, and naval platforms, advanced metallic, ceramic, polymeric and composite materials for structural and functional application, and nuclear radiation management technologies.
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Critical Defence Technologies and Systems
Defence Research and Development Organisation