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Chapter 1

Introduction to D.R.D.O

1.1 Defence Research and Development Organization
DRDO was formed in 1958 from the amalgamation of the already functioning Technical Development Establishment (TDEs) of the Indian Army and the Directorate of Technical Development & Production (DTDP) with the Defense Science Organization (DSO). DRDO is 50 labs strong and is deeply engaged in developing Defense technologies covering disciplines like aeronautics, armaments, electronics, combat vehicles, engineering systems, instrumentation, missiles, advanced computing and simulation, special materials, naval systems, life sciences, training, information systems and agriculture.

DRDO works towards enhancing self-reliance in Defence Systems and undertakes design & development leading to production of weapon systems and equipment in accordance to requirements laid down by the three services. DRDO’s work involves various areas of technology, including aeronautics, armaments, combat vehicles, electronics, instrumentation engineering systems, missiles, materials, naval systems, advanced computing, simulation and life sciences.

Today, DRDO is a network of 51 laboratories which are deeply engaged in developing defence technologies covering various disciplines, like aeronautics, armaments, electronics, combat vehicles, engineering systems, instrumentation, missiles, advanced computing and simulation, special materials, naval systems, life sciences, training, information systems and agriculture.

Presently, the Organisation is backed by over 5000 scientists and about 25,000 other scientific, technical and supporting personnel. Several major projects for the development of missiles, armaments, light combat aircrafts, radars, electronic warfare systems etc are on hand significant achievements have already been made in several such technologies.

Headquarters: DRDO Bhavan, New Delhi

Defence research & development services:
Recruitment and selection of right people with desired competencies form the base of building an effective organisation. Defence Research & Development Organisation recruit/select scientists and engineers through an annual competitive examination at national level called Scientist Entry Test (SET) through open advertisement.  In addition to this, talent search through campus interviews, scholarship scheme through Aeronautics Research & Development Board (ARDB) and fresh Ph.D scholars under Registration of Students with Scholastic Aptitude (ROSSA) is also launched.

Vision:

" DRDO will get transformed into a Technological Leader of World Class with corporate structure and with a mission of making the nation independent of foreign Technology in critical spheres "

Objective:

" Design and development which will lead to production, of the state-of-art weapons and equipment and other support systems as required by the Indian defence services from time to time "

DRDO TECHNOLOGICAL ACHIEVEMENTS:
1. Aeronautics group of laboratories

2. Armaments group of laboratories

3. Electronics & computer science labs

4. Combat vehicles

5. Instrumentation

6. Missiles

7. Advanced computing and simulation

8. Naval systems

9. Training

10. Information systems and agriculture.

SOCIETAL BENEFITS OF DRDO:

1. Cardiac pacemaker

2. Cardiovascular catheters

3. Explosive detection kit

4. Piezodent ultrasonic dental scalar

1.2 DLJ (Defence Laboratory Jodhpur)

Defence Laboratory, Jodhpur was established on 16th May, 1959. DLJ is located at the gateway of Thar Desert of Rajasthan. It enhances the operational efficiency of troops in desert warfare and logistics support. The aim of the lab is to undertaken research studies in the following areas:

• Camouflage & Low Observable Devices

• Nuclear Radiation Management & Applications

• Desert Environmental Science & Technologies

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The lab is also actively involved as...
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