DRDO Dare to Dream Awards:India’s defence minister Rajnath Singh Monday handed over three indigenously developed defence solutions to the military, a video processing switching module that will help in development of the fifth generation fighter jets, a sonar performance modeling solution, and an indigenously developed bund blasting device to remove obstacles in the way of mechanized columns of Indian Army.
Speaking at an event in New Delhi to honor scientists of India’s apex defence research and development organization DRDO, Rajnath Singh said the government was committed to promote domestic defence manufacturing to provide the latest defence technologies to the armed forces.
In the DRDO programme, Rajnath Singh handed over ARINC818 Video Processing and Switching Module to the Vice Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Sandeep Singh.
The video processing and switching module is a state-of-the-art module developed by the Indian Air Force. It is equipped with high bandwidth, low latency, channel bonding, easy networking and will cater to 5th generation aircraft development programmes.
The second indigenously developed defence technology, which was handed over to the Indian Navy, is a Sonar Performance Modelling System. It is specially designed and developed for the Indian Navy. The sonar performance modeling system will be used by Indian Naval ships, submarines and under water surveillance stations.
Rajnath Singh Monday formally handed over the modeling system to the Vice Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral Satish Namdeo Ghormade.
Third defence technology, an upgraded version of a bund blasting device, known as Bund Blasting Device Mk-II, relates to Indian Army and it was handed over to the Vice Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General CP Mohanty.
This bund blasting device will be used by Indian Army to reduce the height of ditch-cum-bund obstacles to enhance the mobility of mechanised infantry during wartime.