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DRDO sanctions 7 new projects to pvt sector under Technology Development Fund scheme

DRDO sanctions 7 new projects to pvt sector under Technology Development Fund scheme

New Delhi, July 11 (UNI) To further give a boost to Aatmanirbharta, the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) on Thursday awarded seven new projects to industries under the Technology Development Fund scheme for various requirements of the Armed Forces, aerospace and defence sectors.

These project sanctions are a testimony to the continuing endeavour of DRDO in nurturing industries, especially MSMEs and start-ups, in defence and aerospace domains.

The indigenous development of these technologies will strengthen the military industrial ecosystem, a Defence Ministry statement said.

The projects sanctioned include Indigenous Scenario and Sensor Simulation Toolkit, involves development of an indigenous toolkit for simulator training of pilots in realistic scenarios. This will help in full mission planning and large force engagement. The project has been awarded to start-up, Oxygen 2 Innovation Pvt Ltd, Noida.

The second project is Underwater Launched Unmanned Aerial Vehicle which relates to versatile marine battlefield accessories and can be deployed in multiple combat roles. The objective is Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA). The project has been awarded to Sagar Defence Engineering Pvt Ltd Pune.

The third project is Long-range Remotely Operated Vehicles for Detection and Neutralisation. The vehicles are dual-use systems that will enable detection, classification, localisation and neutralisation of underwater objects while keeping the key assets away from the suspected operational area. The project has been awarded to a start-up, IROV Technologies Pvt Limited, Kochi.

The fourth project is Development of Ice Detection Sensor for Aircraft which aims to develop detecting icing condition inflight, caused by super cooled water droplets that freezes after their impact against the aircraft external surfaces and is utilised by the aircraft for turning on the aircraft Anti-icing mechanism. It has been awarded to Craftlogic Labs Pvt Ltd, Bengaluru.

The fifth project is Development of Radar Signal Processor with Active Antenna Array Simulator that will enable deployment of multiple target system for test and evaluation of multiple short range aerial weapon system. It serves as the basic building block for larger radar systems. The project has been sanctioned to Data Pattern (India) Limited, Chennai.

The sixth project is Development of Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System-based Timing Acquisition & Dissemination System. This has been sanctioned to Accord Software and Systems Pvt Ltd, Bengaluru. It aims to enable indigenisation of timing acquisition and dissemination system, use of Indian constellation for acquiring time and development of customised and flexible timing system as per range requirements.

The seventh project is Development of Graphene Based Smart and E-textiles for Multifunctional Wearable Applications. This has been sanctioned to a start-up Alohatech Private Limited, Coimbatore. It will develop a conductive yarn and fabric-making processes using graphene nanomaterials and conductive inks. The outcome will be advanced nanocomposite materials-based E-textiles utilising the inherent advantages for practical clothing applications.
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