Thursday, August 19, 2021

DRDO develops advanced chaff technology for IAF's fighter aircraft

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed an advanced chaff technology to safeguard Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jets against hostile radar threats.

The technology has been developed by DRDO's defence laboratory in Rajasthan's Jodhpur in collaboration with High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL), Pune.

Chaff is a critical defence technology used to protect fighter aircraft from hostile radar threats. A very small quantity of chaff material deployed in the air acts as a decoy to deflect enemy missiles and ensures the safety of the fighter aircraft.

The advanced chaff material and chaff cartridge 118/I will help meet the qualitative requirements of the IAF. The IAF has started the process of induction of this technology after completion of successful user trials.

The technology has been given to the industry for production in large quantities to meet the annual rolling requirement of the IAF.

Lauding DRDO, IAF and the aviation industry for indigenous development of this critical technology, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said it was another step towards Atmanirbhar Bharat.

Secretary Department of Defence R&D and DRDO chairman Dr G Satheesh Reddy congratulated the teams on the successful development of this advanced technology that will further strengthen the IAF.

19/08/21 Abhishek Bhalla/Manjeet Negi/India Today

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