List of Successful Projects of DRDO

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The prime mandate of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is to design, develop and lead to production state-of-the-art sensors, weapon systems, platforms and allied equipment for our Defence Services.

A number of products and technologies have been developed as spin-off, which are also beneficial with regard to industrial and public welfare, in addition to the national security.

During last five years (01 April 2011 – 31 March 2016) DRDO has successfully completed 248 projects in the following categories:

· Mission Mode (MM)

· Science & Technology (S&T)

· Technology Development (TD)

· Infrastructure & Facilities (IF)

· Products Support (PS)

Some of the major completed projects are:

· Active-cum-Passive Towed Array Sonar

· Advanced Fuel Cell

· Aerostat-Akashdeep

· Airborne Active Electronically Scanned Antenna (AESA)

· Anti Torpedo Decoy System, Mareech

· Armoured Amphibious Dozer

· Bio-Fuel

· Carbon Nanotubes

· Communication Networks

· Crypto-Systems

· Electronic Warfare Suite for Fighter Aircraft

· Heavy Drop System

· Hull Mounted Sonar

· Identification of Friend or Foe (IFF) System

· L-Band Solid state Active Array Radar (L-STAR)

· Low Frequency Dunking Sonar

· Maritime Patrol Airborne Radar

· Mini and Micro Air Vehicle

· Modern Electronic Support Measure (ESM), Varuna

· Modern Sub-machine Carbine

· Mountain Foot Bridge

· Multi Mission Radar

· NBC Detection and Protection Systems

· Rotary Engine for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

· Self Protection Suite for Helicopters

· Special Composites & Alloys

· Tank Ammunition

· Underwater Autonomous Vehicle

· Unmanned Ground Vehicle

· Warheads

DRDO has signed Licensing Agreement for Transfer of Technology (ToT) of DRDO developed products to enable industry to grow in the civilian market beyond the defence market.

The following are some of the products for which ToT are given to industry:-

· 20 mm Rubber Tiles

· Aeroheal

· Aeromos

· Air Cleaning Filters

· Alocal Cream

· Aloe Vera Juice

· Autoinjector

· Bio-Digester

· Boot Flying

· Breathing Apparatus

· Chikungunya Igm Elisa Detection Kit

· Copper Titanium Alloy

· Explosive Detection Kit

· First Aid Kit CBW

· Fluid Engine Starting Aid

· FR Anti G Suit

· FR Gloves

· Ground Control Station for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

· High Altitude Herbal UV Screen Product

· Impregnated Carbon for Air Cleaning Filters for Object

· Instant Khichdi Mix

· Integrated Life Support System

· Long Lasting Insectional Mosquito Net

· Multi-Purpose Foldable Army Field Cot

· NBC Filter

· P7 Heavy Drop Platform System

· Palladium Impregnated Carbon

· Portable Handheld Physiological Vital Parameter Monitor


· ROV ‘Daksh’

· Seabuckthron Herbal Tea

· Seapricot Beverage

· Swine Flu (H1N1) Detection Kit