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New Digital Flight Controller For LCA Tejas Tested

In a significant development towards Tejas Mk1A programme, the Digital Fly by Wire Flight Control Computer (DFCC) was integrated in prototype LSP7 and successfully flown on 19th Feb 2024. DFCC has been indigenously developed by the Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), Bengaluru for the Tejas - Mk1A. Digital Fly by Wire Flight Control Computer features Quadraplex Power PC based Processor, high speed autonomous state machine based I/O controller, enhanced computational throughput and complex on-board software complied to DO178C level- A safety requirements.

DRDO carries out successful flight trials ‘ABHYAS’

Four flight trials of High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) - ABHYAS were successfully carried out by Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) from the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur in Odisha during January 30 to February 02, 2024. The trials were conducted with four different mission objectives in a revised robust configuration using a single booster designed by Advanced Systems Laboratory, Hyderabad to provide reduced launch acceleration.

Green Propulsion System Developed Through DRDO-TDF

A Green Propulsion System, developed under the Technology Development Fund (TDF) scheme of DRDO, has successfully demonstrated in-orbit functionality on a payload launched by PSLV C-58 mission. This project - 1N Class Green Monopropellant thruster for altitude control and orbit keeping of micro satellite - was sanctioned to a Bengaluru-based start-up Bellatrix Aerospace Pvt Ltd (Development Agency).

BEL receives orders worth Rs.1034.31 Crore

Navratna DPSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has received an order from Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd for a value of Rs.695 Crore for supply of spares related to missile systems.

The company has also received additional orders worth Rs 339.31 crore since the last disclosure on 26 December 2023 and these orders relate to Combat Management Systems, Composite Communication Systems, Transmit/Receive Modules, Mobile Autonomous Maintenance Systems and other parts/services.

BEL receives orders worth Rs.678 Cr

Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has signed a contract for a value of Rs.445 Crore with the Uttar Pradesh Government on December 23, 2023, for next generation UP Dial 112 project. BEL will be providing comprehensive and state-of-the-art hardware, AI based software tools and Cyber Security solutions for the Dial 112 project, which is spread across the entire state of Uttar Pradesh. BEL is happy to be associated with the UP Government for this project, which is one of Asia’s biggest emergency response systems. BEL will be utilizing the ecosystem of domestic suppliers, inc

BEL to Make Electronic Fuzes for Next 10 yrs

The Ministry of Defence, on December 15, 2023, signed a landmark contract with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), Pune for procurement of Electronic Fuzes for the Indian Army for a period of 10 years, at a total cost of Rs 5,336.25 crore. As part of the ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ vision, this contract has been signed for ammunition procurement under ‘Manufacture of Ammunition for Indian Army by Indian Industry’, a Government initiative for long term requirement of 10 years. The aim of the project is to build up ammunition stocks to minimise imports, achieve self-sufficiency in ammunition manufact

Keel Laying for Multiple Anti-Sub Crafts

Keel Laying of the fourth ship (BY 526, Malpe) and fifth ship (BY 527, Mulki) of Anti-Submarine Warfare Shallow Water Craft (ASW SWC) (CSL) project was presided by RAdm Jaswinder Singh, Chief of Staff, Southern Naval Command and RAdm Subir Mukherjee, Admiral Superintendent, NSRY(Koc) respectively on 08 Dec 23, in the presence of Shri Madhu S Nair, CMD, Cochin Shipyard Limited and other senior officials of Indian Navy and shipyard at CSL, Kochi.

DRDO Holds Workshop on High Energy and Special Materials

The Defence Research and Development Organisation’s  (DRDO)  High Energy Material Research Laboratory (HEMRL), Pune  is organizing the XVIII International Workshop on High Energy and Special Materials (HEMs-2023) in association with Tomsk State University & Federal Research & Production Centre, Russia on 2nd & 3rd November 2023 at Dr APJ Abdul Kalam DRDO Golden Jubilee Auditorium, Pashan, Pune. The workshop was inaugurated by Dr Samir V Kamat, Secretary Department of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO.

HAL and Safran Aircraft Engines Sign MoU

HAL and Safran Aircraft Engines signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop industrial cooperation in Ring forging manufacturing for commercial engines. HAL will produce LEAP (Leading Edge Aviation Propulsion, powering Airbus A320 Neo family and Boeing 737 Max) engine Forgings at its Foundry & Forge facility in Bengaluru as part of the MoU. The MoU was signed by Mr. Mihir Kanti Mishra, CEO (Bangalore Complex), HAL and Mr.