HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The Defence Laboratory Jodhpur (DLJ), DRDO has developed the ‘Advanced Chaff Technology’.
  • This technology would protect the Indian Navy ships from missile attacks.
  • 3 developments namely Short Range Chaff Rocket (SRCR), Medium-Range Chaff Rocket (MRCR), and Long Range Chaff Rocket (LRCR) have been developed by DLJ.
  • All three variants have undergone trials in the Arabian Sea on Indian Naval Ship.

Today, Defense Minister, Rajnath Singh congratulated the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for developing an ‘Advanced Chaff Technology’. This technology would protect the Indian Navy against enemy missile attacks.

Coming to the development, the three critical technology namely Short Range Chaff Rocket (SRCR), Medium-Range Chaff Rocket (MRCR), and Long Range Chaff Rocket (LRCR) have been developed by the Defence Laboratory Jodhpur (DLJ). Keeping in mind the requirements of the Indian Navy, the DLJ has developed these three technologies. This development marks another achievement of India towards ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’.

All three variants have undergone trials in the Arabian Sea on Indian Naval Ship. After completing the trials, the results have turned out to be ‘satisfactory’. Meanwhile, the DRDO has gained the expertise to meet the futuristic threats from adversaries. Reportedly, the technology is being given to the industry for production in large quantities.

Speaking of Chaff, it is a passive expendable electronic countermeasure technology used worldwide to protect naval ships from enemy radar and Radio Frequency (RF) missile seekers. The significance of this development is that an extremely less quantity of chaff material deployed in the air acts as a decoy to deflect the enemy’s missiles for the safety of the ships.

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