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DRDO Developed Advanced Chaff Technology

Published on April 06, 2021
Current Context: The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has developed advanced chaff technology.
DRDO Developed Advanced Chaff Technology
  • The advanced chaff technology is developed to protect and safeguard India’s naval ships against missile attacks from enemies.
  • The technology is developed by DRDO’s laboratory called Defence Laboratory Jodhpur.
  • The laboratory has developed three variants of technology namely short-range chaff rocket, medium-range chaff rocket and long-range chaff rocket.
  • All the variants fulfil the qualitative requirements of the Indian Navy as they conducted the trials for the same in the Arabian Sea.
  • Chaff: It is a passive expendable electronic countermeasure technology that is used to protect naval ships from the enemy’s radar and RF missile seekers. A small quantity of chaff material, when deployed in the air, acts as a decoy and deflects the enemy’s missiles, which keeps the ships safe from enemy attacks.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of DRDO: New Delhi
    • Chairman of DRDO: G Satheesh Reddy


Q.1 Which institute/organisation developed advanced chaff technology to protect ships from enemy attacks like missiles?
a. BEL
c. Bharat Dynamics
d. IIT Bombay    

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