DRDO develops Advanced Chaff Technology for IAF

August 19, 2021 Photo(s): By PIB
DRDO develops Advanced Chaff Technology for Indian Air Force

It was announced on August 19,2021 that DRDO has developed an Advanced Chaff Technology to safeguard fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) against hostile radar threats. Defence Laboratory Jodhpur, a DRDO laboratory developed the advanced Chaff material and chaff cartridge-118/I in collaboration with High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL), a Pune based laboratory of DRDO, meeting qualitative requirements of IAF. The Indian Air Force has started the process of induction of this technology after completion of successful user trials.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has lauded DRDO, IAF and the industry for indigenous development of this critical technology, terming it as one more step of DRDO towards ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ in strategic defence technologies.