Defence Research And Development Organisation

DRDO has transformed into a highly professional and mature Organization with strong technology base and management systems to undertake indigenous development of state-of-the-art defence systems in a comprehensive manner including design, development, integration and production



The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has come a long way since its modest beginning in 1958. Starting with 10 laboratories, DRDO has evolved

as a core research organization with a vast network of 52 laboratories and establishments spread across the country. With a vision to empower India with cutting-edge technologies and equip our Services with internationally competitive systems, DRDO has proven its competence to produce state-of-the-art strategic and tactical military hardware and related technologies in diverse disciplines such as Aeronautics, Armaments, Combat Vehicles, Combat Engineering, Electronics, Missiles, Life

Sciences, Advanced Materials and Composites, and Naval Systems. At the core of this

technological strength, DRDO has its expertise in system design, system integration, testing & evaluation and project management built over the last five decades, which has enabled it in developing indigenous capabilities in weapons and their delivery systems.

DRDO plays significant roles in providing scientific and technological advice to the Ministry of Defence in support of defence policy; as evaluator of defence equipment for

the military operational requirements; and generating new technological knowledge to

be transferred for development of state-of-the art weapon systems by the defence industries. The Organization also advises the Government to make technical assessments of international security threats and the military capabilities of both current and potential adversaries.

DRDO is working on various projects which have been broadly categorized into major

disciplines, like missiles, aero-systems, electronic systems, combat vehicles, armaments, naval systems, advanced materials, and life sciences. Brief descriptions

on achievements of some of the significant projects during the last one year are given in the following:

  • Missile Systems:
  1. Prithvi Missile
  2. Agni Series of Missiles
  3. Long Range Surface to Air Missile (LR-SAM)
  4. Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM)
  5. BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile
  6. Astra Missile
  7. Surface-to-Surface Tactical Missile – Prahaar
  8. Helina
  9. Shourya Missile
  10. Land Wargame

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