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DRDO test fires indigenous inertially-guided bomb

Date: 24 May 2019 Tags: Defence & Security

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test fired an indigenously-developed 500 kg inertially-guided bomb at Pokhran test firing range in Rajasthan. The bomb hit its target at 30 km with high precision after it was released from Su-30 MKI Aircraft. The test comes after DRDO recently successfully conducted  flight test of ABHYAS - High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) from a test range in Odisha.

Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO)

  • It is India's premier organization for research related to country’s defence technology. It is under administrative control if Ministry of Defence.
  • It is largest and most diverse research organization in India. It was established in 1958 and it is headquartered New Delhi.
  • Motto: "Strength's Origin is in Science".
  • Network: It has network of 52 laboratories engaged in developing defence technologies covering various fields, like aeronautics, armaments, electronics, land combat engineering, life sciences, materials, missiles, and naval systems etc.
  • Functions: It is charged with defence research and development. It also advises government on scientific aspects of military equipment and equipment, research, design and development plans.
  • Major Projects: It has undertaken several major projects for development of missiles, armaments, light combat aircrafts, radars, electronic warfare systems etc.
  • Achievements: It has indigenously developed many advanced defense systems. It has acquired expertise in a broad spectrum of defense technologies.