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Ministry of Defence21-December, 2011 14:57 IST
New Inventions by DRDO
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is primarily engaged in design and development of strategic, complex and security sensitive systems for our Defence Forces. Over the three years, DRDO has developed a number of defence equipment which have been used by the Defence Forces. Some of the significant systems are Flame Retardant Flying Clothing, such as Flying Overall, Flying Gloves for the Pilots of Light Combat Aircraft, Flame Retardant Life Preserver Unit for Sea/Land Survival Aid Protection, Extreme Cold Climate Clothing, Anti-g Suit, Combat Free Fall System, Battery Heated Shoe Insoles, Submarine Escape Set, Helicopter Oxygen System, High Altitude Bio-digester, Auto Injector, Herbal Adjuvant, Lightweight (300 gm & 2 kg versions) Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs), Aerostat Health Monitoring System (AHMS), Short Span Bridging System (5 m & 10 m), Netra Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) - for Aerial Surveillance, Remotely Operated Vehicle for IED Handling, Riot Control Vehicle, Bullet Proof Lightweight Vehicle, Unmanned Ground Vehicle, Electro-Optic Fire Control System, Lightweight Laser Target Designator cum Imager, Compact Lightweight Mobile Satcom Terminal, Laser Ordnance Disposal System, Grenades, Plastic Bullets, Combat Net Radio (CNR), S-Band Briefcase Satcom Terminals, Combat Identification of Friend or Foe Systems for Armed Fighting Vehicles (AFVs), Laser Dazzler, Small Arm Systems, NBC Protection System, Performance Enhancement Drugs, etc. Besides these, DRDO has filed 313 patents and granted 126 patents during the last three years. DRDO has been awarded the prestigious Thomson Reuters India Innovation Award in 2011 in "High-tech Academic and Government" category.

State Police are getting benefits by using DRDO developed systems/technologies. Some of them are Less Lethal Plastic Bullets, Grenades, Riot Control Vehicle, etc. Chandigarh Police is testing DRDO developed Lightweight Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for surveillance purpose

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in written reply to Shri Bharatsinh Prabhatsinh Parmar and Shri Parshottam Khodabhai Rupala in Rajya Sabha today.

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