ISRO says first uncrewed mission Gaganyaan not possible in December

ISRO has said the launch of the first uncrewed mission planned in December, as part of the human spaceflight programme ‘Gaganyaan’, will be delayed due to the Covid-19-induced disruption in delivery of hardware elements for the ambitious venture. Continue Reading

2-DG: DRDO unveils anti-Covid drug

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tonday (May 17, 2021) released the first batch of the anti-Covid-19 drug 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) to strengthen India’s fight against the coronavirus. Continue Reading

DRDO’s new oxygen system can aid Covid patients

DRDO has developed a SpO2-based supplemental oxygen delivery system for soldiers serving in extremely high altitude areas and Covid-19 patients. Continue Reading

New tech to protect Indian Navy ships from missiles

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed Advanced Chaff Technology to safeguard Indian Navy ships from enemy missile attacks. Continue Reading

HELINA missile completes trial, ready for induction

In a boost for the Indian armed forces, four HELINA anti-tank missiles were successfully launched from Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv helicopter in Rajasthan sector today. Continue Reading

Enhanced version of Pinaka rocket tested successfully

Enhanced PINAKA rocket, developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has been successfully flight tested from Integrated Test Range, Chandipur off the coast of Odisha on Wednesday. Continue Reading

DRDO successfully flight tests Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully demonstrated the hypersonic air-breathing scramjet technology with the flight test of Hypersonic Technology Demonstration Vehicle (HSTDV) from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Launch Complex at Wheeler Island, off the coast of Odisha Monday. Continue Reading

DRDO identifies 108 military systems for production by domestic industry

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has identified 108 military systems and subsystems like navigation radars, tank transporters and missile canisters for the domestic industry to design, develop and manufacture. Continue Reading

BrahMos missile successfully test-fired from Odisha’s Chandipur

Supersonic cruise missile BrahMos was successfully test-fired from a base in Odisha’s Chandipur today, Defence sources said. Continue Reading

Retd DRDO officer from Chennai is multi-faceted

He worked with APJ Abdul Kalam for nearly eight years. Asked how Kalam was before he became President of the nation, Balasubramanian said, “He was a very straightforward person. He always pushed for making things in India. He preferred indigenous production and wanted India to be self-reliant.” Continue Reading