DRDO successfully conducted the flight test of Indigenously developed High-speed Expendable Aerial Target—Abhyas this week. A high subsonic speed trajectory at a very low altitude with high endurance was demonstrated during the flight trial. Two boosters provided initial acceleration during launch, and a small turbojet engine was used to sustain high subsonic speed with long endurance. The indigenous data link designed by Bengaluru based Industry partner was successfully tested during the flight.
INS SUDARSHINI DEPLOYMENT TO GULF REGION
Sail Training Ship INS Sudarshini was deployed to the Gulf as part of the Indian Navy's endeavour to enhance maritime cooperation with the friendly navies in the region. During the month-long deployment, the ship made port calls at Muscat, Dubai and Bandar Abbas and had professional interactions with the Royal Oman Navy (RNO), UAE Navy and Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) Navy. The ship, during the deployment, undertook various training exchanges, wherein sail training was imparted to trainees from RNO and IRI Navy and sea sorties conducted.
DRDO HANDS OVER TECHNOLOGY OF EXTREME COLD WEATHER CLOTHING SYSTEM TO FIVE INDIAN COMPANIES
Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO Dr G Satheesh Reddy handed over technology for indigenous extreme cold weather clothing systems to five Indian companies on December 27 2021. The Indian Army requires these for its sustained operations in glacier and Himalayan peaks. The Army, till recently, has been importing extreme cold weather clothing and several Special Clothing and Mountaineering Equipment items for the troops deployed in high altitude regions.