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DRDO Laboratories

Details of laboratories/establishments/units functioning under Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) along with their areas of research and locations are given below:

Areas of Research of DRDO Laboratories/Establishments/Units and their locations:

S. No. Laboratories/Establishments/Units Location Area of Research


Cluster Laboratories/Establishments:
1 Advanced Numerical Research & Analysis Group (ANURAG) Hyderabad Computational System
2 Advanced Systems Laboratory (ASL) Hyderabad Missiles & Strategic Systems
3 Aerial Delivery Research & Development Establishment (ADRDE) Agra Parachutes & Aerial Systems
4 Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) Bengaluru Aeronautics
5 Armaments Research & Development Establishment (ARDE) Pune Armaments
6 Centre for Air Borne System (CABS) Bengaluru Air-Borne Systems
7 Centre for Artificial Intelligence & Robotics (CAIR) Bengaluru Artificial Intelligence & Robotics
8 Centre for Fire, Explosives & Environment Safety (CFEES) Delhi Explosives
9 Centre for High Energy Systems and Sciences (CHESS) Hyderabad High Energy Weapons
10 Combat Vehicles Research & Development Establishment (CVRDE) Chennai Combat Vehicles
11 Defence Avionics Research Establishment (DARE) Bengaluru Avionics
12 Defence Bio-engineering & Electro-medical Laboratory (DEBEL) Bengaluru Bio-engineering
13 Defence Electronics Applications Laboratory (DEAL) Dehradun Electronics & Communication Systems
14 Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL) Mysore Food Research
15 Defence Institute of Bio-Energy Research (DIBER) Haldwani Bio-Energy
16 Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR) Leh High Altitude Agro-animal Research
17 Defence Institute of Physiology & Allied Sciences (DIPAS) Delhi Physiology
18 Defence Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR) Delhi Psychological Research
19 Defence Laboratory (DL) Jodhpur Camouflaging and Isotopes
20 Defence Electronics Research Laboratory (DLRL) Hyderabad Electronic Warfare
21 Defence Materials & Stores Research & Development Establishment (DMSRDE) Kanpur Textiles, Polymers & Composites
22 Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory (DMRL) Hyderabad Metallurgy
23 Defence Research & Development Establishment (DRDE) Gwalior Chemical & Biological Warfare
24 Defence Research & Development Laboratory (DRDL) Hyderabad Missile & Strategic Systems
25 Defence Research Laboratory (DRL) Tezpur Health & Hygiene
26 Defence Terrain Research Laboratory (DTRL) Delhi Terrain Research
27 Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE) Bengaluru Gas Turbine
28 High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL) Pune High Energy Materials
29 Institute of Nuclear Medicines & Allied Sciences (INMAS) Delhi Nuclear Medicine
30 Instruments Research & Development Establishment (IRDE) Dehradun Electronics & Optical Systems
31 Integrated Test Range (ITR) Balasore Missile Testing
32 Joint Cypher Bureau (JCB) Delhi Cypher Systems
33 Laser Science & Technology Centre (LASTEC) Delhi Laser Technology
34 Electronics & Radar Development Establishment (LRDE) Bengaluru Radars
35 Microwave Tube Research & Development Centre (MTRDC) Bengaluru Microwave Devices
36 Naval Materials Research Laboratory (NMRL) Ambernath Naval Materials
37 Naval Physical & Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL) Kochi Sonar Systems
38 Naval Science & Technological Laboratory (NSTL) Visakhapatnam Underwater Weapons
39 Proof and Experimental Establishment (PXE) Balasore Armament Testing
40 Research Centre Imarat (RCI) Hyderabad Missile & Strategic Systems
41 Research & Development Establishment (Engrs) (R&DE[E]) Pune Engineering Systems & Weapon Platforms
42 Scientific Analysis Group (SAG) Delhi Cryptology
43 Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) Chandigarh Snow and Avalanche
44 Solid State Physics Laboratory (SSPL) Delhi Solid- State/ Semiconductor Materials
45 Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory (TBRL). Chandigarh Ballistics
46 Vehicles Research & Development Establishment (VRDE). Ahmednagar Wheeled Vehicles


HR Institutions:
1 Centre for Personnel Talent Management (CEPTAM). Delhi Talent Management
2 Institute of Technology Management (ITM). Mussoorie Technology Management
3 Recruitment and Assessment Centre (RAC). Delhi Human Resource
Other Institutions:
1 Advanced Centre for Energetic Materials (ACEM). Nasik High Energy Materials
2 Centre for Advanced Systems (CAS). Hyderabad Advanced Systems
3 Centre for Military Air-worthiness & Certification (CEMILAC). Bengaluru Airworthiness & Certification
4 Defence Scientific Information & Documentation Centre (DESIDOC). Delhi Information System and Documentation
5 DRDO Integration Centre (DIC). Panagarh Systems Integration
6 Institute for Systems Studies & Analyses (ISSA). Delhi Systems Analysis
7 Mobile Systems Complex (MSC). Pune Missile Systems
8 SF Complex (SFC). Jagdalpur Propellant
Centres of Excellence:
1 DRDO Bhartihar University (DRDO-BU), Centre of Excellence. Coimbatore Life Sciences
2 Advanced Centre for Research in High Energy Materials (ACRHEM). Hyderabad High Energy Materials.
3 Centre of Excellence in Cryptology. Kolkata Cryptology
4 Centre of Millimeter Wave Semiconductor Devices and Systems. Kolkata Millimeter Wave and Semiconductor.
5 Advanced Centre for Excellence on Composite Materials (ACECM). Bengaluru Composite Materials.
6 Research and Innovation Centre (RIC). Chennai Sensors & MEMS.
7 Centre of Propulsion Technology (CoPT). Mumbai Propulsion Technology.
8 Jagdish Chandra Bose Centre for Advanced Technology (JCBCAT). Jadavpur Strategic Systems.
9 Joint Advanced Technology Centre (JATC). Delhi Photonic Technologies, Plasmonics and Quantum Photonics.
10 Centre of Excellence in Systems Design and Engineering. Mumbai Systems Design.


These projects cover a wide variety of technology domains from aeronautics to missiles and naval systems.

A list of products developed by DRDO during last two years and the current year for defence and civilian use is given below:

Products developed by DRDO for defence and civilian use during last two years and current year:

Ø  Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas.

Ø  Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) System.

Ø  155mm/52 Calibre Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS).

Ø  Weapon Locating Radar (WLR) Swati.

Ø  High Speed Heavy Weight Ship Launched Torpedo (Varunastra).

Ø  Anti-Torpedo Decoy System (Maareech).

Ø  Arudhra-Medium Power Radar.

Ø  Akash Weapon System.

Ø  Abhay Sonar.

Ø  Hull Mounted Sonar (HUMSA).

Ø  NBC Technologies.

Ø  120 mm FSAPDS Mk-II Ammunition for MBT Arjun.

Ø  120 mm FSAPDS Practice Ammunition for MBT Arjun.

Ø  250 Kg Pre-fragmented Bomb.

Ø  46m Inflatable Radome.

Ø  Air Bursting Grenades for Individual Weapons.

Ø  Anti Torpedo Decoys.

Ø  Bar Mine Layer.

Ø  CBRNe Remotely Operated Platforms.

Ø  Commander’s Non-Panoramic TI Sight for AFVs (T-90, T-72 & BMP-II).

Ø  Computerized Pilot Selection System.

Ø  Dual Colour Missile Approach Warning System for Fighter Aircraft.

Ø  Electro-Optical Fire Control System for Naval Ships.

Ø  Electro-Optical Sensors for Airborne Platforms.

Ø  Enhanced Range Rocket (Pinaka Mk-II).

Ø  EW Suite for Fighter Aircraft.

Ø  Exotic and Indigenous Varieties of Vegetables under Protected Environment.

Ø  G-band CC-TWT for Weapon Locating Radar.

Ø  Heavy Drop System – 16T.

Ø  Integrated Automotive Vetronics Systems for AFVs.

Ø  Ku-Band MPM based Transmitter for Airborne Radar.

Ø  Laser Target Designator with Thermal Imager for Air Force.

Ø  Medium Size Integrated Aerostat Surveillance System.

Ø  Minefield Marking Equipment Mk-II.

Ø  Mountain Foot Bridge.

Ø  Multi Calibre Individual Weapon System.

Ø  Multi-Influence Ground Mine.

Ø  Penetration-cum-Blast.

Ø  Sub-Munition Warheads for Pinaka.

Ø  Synthetic Aperture Radar for UAV.

Ø  Terrain Assessment System for Trans-border Deserts in Western Sector.

Ø  Thermo-Baric Ammunition for 120 mm Arjun Tank.

Ø  Upgraded Troposcatter Communication System for IAF.

Ø  Vehicle Mounted High Power Laser Directed Energy System Against RPVs/UAVs/DRONES.

Ø  Water Mist System Validation for Fire Protection in Naval Ships.

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed various nutritious and protein-rich foods to cater the requirements of Service personnel deployed at high altitude and snow bound areas.  The major protein food products developed by DRDO are: Protein-rich bars; Energy-rich bars; Protein-rich instant Halwa-mix, Upma-mix; and Protein-rich Chapattis.

Details of funds allocated to the Department of Defence Research & Development during the last three years are given below:-

Year Allocation of funds (Rs. in crore)
2014-15 13716.14
2015-16 13540.11
2016-17 13501.00
2017-18 (Budget Estimates) 14818.74

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Arun Jaitley in a written reply to Shri Hari Manjhi in Lok Sabha today.

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