Ballistic Missile Interceptor AAD Successfully Flight Tested
DRDO conducted the successful test of the Ballistic Missile Interceptor Advanced Area Defence (AAD from Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha. The endo-atmospheric missile, capable of intercepting incoming targets at an altitude of 15 to 25 kms was launched against multiple simulated targets of 1500 km class ballistic missile. One target among simultaneously incoming multiple targets was selected on real time, the weapon system radars tracked the target and the missile locked on to it and intercepted the target with a high degree of accuracy. The complete event including the engagement and interception was tracked by a number of electro-optical tracking systems, radars and telemetry stations. All the mission objectives were successfully met.
Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, witnessed the flight test along with other senior officials.
The Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman congratulated DRDO on the successful flight test for further boosting the defence capabilities of the country.
Defence Ministry Puts Out Full List Of 'Make in India' Products In Parliament
‘Make in India’ in defence sector, which is primarily driven by capital acquisition of defence equipment and other policy measures, has been introduced in all major areas of defence such as combat vehicles, combat aircrafts, warships, weapons, ammunitions, missiles, radars, electronic warfare systems etc.
Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), the Research wing of Ministry of Defence has been set up with a mandate of developing cutting edge technologies and systems for Indian Armed Forces as per their speciﬁc Qualitative Requirements. The list of products developed by DRDO during the last three years areas follow:-
Products developedby DRDO during last three years:
Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas
Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) System
155mm/52 Calibre Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS)
Weapon Locating Radar (WLR) Swati
High speed Heavy Weight Ship Launched Torpedo (Varunastra)
Anti-Torpedo Decoy System (Maareech)
Arudhra-Medium Power Radar
Akash Weapon System
Hull Mounted Sonar (HUMSA)
Advanced Indigenous Distress Sonar System (AIDSS)
Near ﬁeld acoustic characterization system (NACS)
NBC Recce Vehicle Mk-I
120 mm FSAPDS(Fin stabilisedArmour Piercing Discarding Sabot) Mk-II Ammunition for MBT Arjun
120 mm FSAPDS Practice Ammunition for MBT Arjun
250 Kg Pre-fragmented Bomb
46m Inﬂatable Radome
Air Bursting Grenades for Individual Weapons
Anti Torpedo Decoys
Bar Mine Layer
CBRNe Remotely Operated Platforms
Commander’s Non-Panoramic TI (Thermal Imaging) Sight for Armoured Fighting Vehicles (T-90, T-72 & BMP-II)
Computerized Pilot Selection System
Dual Colour Missile Approach Warning System for Fighter Aircraft
Electro-Optical Fire Control System for Naval Ships
Electro-Optical Sensors for Airborne Platforms
Enhanced Range Rocket (Pinaka Mk-II)
EW Suite for Fighter Aircraft
Exotic and Indigenous Varieties of Vegetables under Protected Environment
G-band CC-TWT for Weapon Locating Radar
Heavy Drop System - l6T
Integrated Automotive Vetronics Systems for AFVs
Ku-Band MPM based Transmitter for Airbome Radar
Laser Target Designator with Thermal Imager for Air Force
Medium Size Integrated Aerostat Surveillance System
Mineﬁeld Marking Equipment Mk-ll
Mountain Foot Bridge
Multi Calibre Individual Weapon System
Multi-Inﬂuence Ground Mine
Sub-Munition Warheads for Pinaka
Synthetic Aperture Radar for UAV
Terrain Assessment System for Trans-border Deserts in Western Sector
Thermo-Baric Ammunition for 120 mm Arjun Tank
Upgraded Troposcatter Communication System for Indian Air Force
Vehicle Mounted High Power Laser Directed Energy System Against RPVs/UAVs/DRONES
Water Mist System Validation for Fire Protection in Naval Ships.
In the last three ﬁnancial years (2015-16 to 2017-18), 58 contracts worth about Rs 1,17,656 Crore were signed with foreign vendors for procurement of defence capital equipment for Defence Forces.
At present, there is no proposal to close Ordnance Factories or Defence Public Sector Units functioning under the administrative control of Department of Defence Production.
This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Mohd. Salim and Shri Md. Badaruddoza Khan in Lok Sabha.