Friday, March 29, 2019

Two Pune-based DRDO labs powered 'Mission Shakti'


PUNE: Two city-based Defence Research and Development (DRDO) laboratories played a significant role in providing key components to Mission Shakti, India’s anti-satellite missile test that was performed successfully at Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha.

PK Mehta, director general of Pune-headquartered Armament Combat Engineering cluster, told that the launcher of the missile was developed by the Dighi-based Research and Development Establishment (Engineers). “Motors, propellants and stage separation system were developed by the High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL) facilities of Pune and Nashik.”

These laboratories have played a pivotal role in other missiles programmes as well, including Agni and Prithvi. “It is the historic occasion for us. This success will boost the confidence level of our scientists,” Mehta said.


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