Naveen S Garewal
Tribune News Service
Hyderabad, January 25
Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday inaugurated the Integrated Weapons System Design Centre at DRDO’s APJ Abdul Kalam Missile Complex here.
Aimed at enhancing capability in design and development of command-and-control systems for surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems and ballistic missile defence (BMD) systems, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) hopes to enhance India’s missile firepower.
Naidu got briefed on the various ongoing projects and technological developments of missile complex laboratories — Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL) and Research Centre Imarat (RCI).
He also saw a range of indigenously developed missile systems and avionics technologies showing keen interest in DRDO technologies and various test facilities being used for advanced technology developments.
Addressing the DRDO fraternity, he complimented the scientists for their hard work and dedication even during the nationwide lockdown and said the efforts by DRDO have led to the phenomenal technological advancements in the form of a series of successful missions such as HSTDV, SMART, ATGM, NGARM, HELINA, NAG, BRAHMOS etc.