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.
Chaff is a critical defense technology used to protect fighter aircraft from 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.
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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 the 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.
Industry experts said the survivability of fighter aircraft was of prime concern due to advancements in modern radar threats. To ensure the survivability of aircraft, a Counter Measure Dispensing System (CMDS) is used that provides passive jamming against infrared and radar threats.