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DRDO develops advanced chaff technology to safeguard Naval ships from enemy missile attack


New Delhi: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed an advanced chaff technology which can shield naval ships towards enemy missile attack.

Defence Laboratory Jodhpur (DLJ), a DRDO laboratory, has indigenously developed three variants of this vital technology, particularly Short Range Chaff Rocket (SRCR), Medium-Range Chaff Rocket (MRCR) and Long Range Chaff Rocket (LRCR) assembly Indian Navy’s qualitative necessities. 

DRDO mentioned it has additionally gained the experience to meet the futuristic threats from adversaries, which is a singular technology not obtainable from outdoors. The technology is being given to industries for manufacturing in massive portions, it mentioned.

Vice Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral G Ashok Kumar has applauded DRDO efforts in creating strategically vital technology indigenously in a brief span and cleared for bulk manufacturing, the assertion mentioned.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO, Indian Navy and Industry for the achievement, it mentioned.

Secretary, Department of Defence R&D & Chairman, DRDO, Dr G Satheesh Reddy appreciated the efforts of groups concerned in indigenous improvement of this very important technology to safeguard Indian Naval ships, it added.

“Successful development of Advanced Chaff Technology by DL Jodhpur is one more step towards ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat'”, DRDO mentioned

Recently, the Indian Navy carried out trials of all three variants within the Arabian Sea on Indian Naval Ship and located the efficiency passable.

Chaff is a passive expendable digital countermeasure technology used worldwide to shield naval ships from enemy’s radar and RF missile seekers.

“The importance of this development lies in the fact that very less quantity of chaff material deployed in the air acts as a decoy to deflect enemy`s missiles for the safety of our ships,” the DRDO acknowledged. 

DRDO has additionally gained the experience to meet the futuristic threats from adversaries, which is a singular technology not obtainable from outdoors. The technology is being given to industries for manufacturing in massive portions. 

Vice Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral G. Ashok Kumar has applauded the DRDO efforts in creating strategically vital technology indigenously in a brief span and cleared for bulk manufacturing.

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