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Bharat Dynamics Limited Hands Over 1st ‘Radio Frequency Seeker of Akash’

Published on August 04, 2023
Current Context: Radio Frequency Seeker of Akash. This is a cutting-edge technology that enhances the accuracy and performance of the Akash missile system, which is a next-generation weapon system developed by India.
Bharat Dynamics Limited Hands Over 1st ‘Radio Frequency Seeker of Akash’
  • The Radio Frequency (RF) Seeker is a critical and technology intensive subsystem used in Surface-to-Air Missiles and Air-to-Air Missiles for target tracking in the terminal phase.
  • The RF Seeker has been designed by DRDO’s Research Centre Imarat, and produced by BDL at its state-of-the-art Seeker Facility Centre set up at BDL, Kanchanbagh Unit in Hyderabad.
  • The RF Seeker can successfully make the new generation surface-to-air missiles, Akash NG, lock onto any enemy aircraft till it is destroyed.
  • The RF Seeker imparts an improved accuracy while intercepting targets in various conditions, including under a low-temperature environment in high altitude operational areas such as the northern and northeastern frontiers.
  • The BDL handed over the first RF Seeker produced at its facility to the DRDO on August 2, 2023, at a special ceremony conducted at BDL’s Kanchanbagh Unit.

Question:

Q.1 What is the name of the DRDO’s research centre that designed the RF Seeker?
a. Research Centre Imarat
b. Defence Research and Development Laboratory
c. Defence Electronics Research Laboratory
d. Defence Avionics Research Establishment
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