In a major step towards Atmanirbhar Bharat, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), India, has come up with an Advanced Chaff Technology for safeguarding naval ships against enemy missile attack.
The Defence Laboratory Jodhpur (DLJ) developed three variants of the critical technology namely Short Range Chaff Rocket (SRCR), Medium Range Chaff Rocket (MRCR) and Long Range Chaff Rocket (LRCR). The DRDO said that all these met the Indian Navy’s qualitative requirements.
The Indian Navy recently held trials of all three variants in the Arabian Sea on Indian Naval Ship. The Navy expressed satisfaction on the advanced technology and expressed satisfaction on the performance. In an official statement, the DRDO said that Chaff is a passive expendable electronic countermeasure technology used worldwide to protect naval ships from enemy’s radar and Radio Frequency (RF) missile seekers. The importance of this development lies in the fact that very less quantity of chaff material deployed in the air acts as decoy to deflect enemy’s missiles for safety of the ships, the statement said.
The DRDO said that they gained the expertise to meet the future threats from any adversary. Meanwhile, India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated DRDO and the Indian Navy for the achievement. Vice Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral G Ashok Kumar applauded DRDO efforts in developing strategically important technology indigenously in a short span and cleared for bulk production.