The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) is an agency of the Government of India, which conducts research and development for the Indian Army, headquartered in Delhi, India. DRDO was formed in 1958 by amalgamating the Defence Science Organisation and a few technical development establishments.
DRDO is India’s largest research organization. It has a network of laboratories engaged in developing defence technologies covering various fields, such as aeronautics, armaments, electronics, ground combat engineering, life sciences, materials, missiles and naval systems.
DRDO’s first project for the Indian Army was a surface-to-air missile (SAM) known as Project Indigo. However, it received little success and therefore it was discontinued.
Since inception, DRDO has achieved many successes in developing key systems and critical technologies such as aircraft avionics, UAVs, small arms, artillery systems, EW systems, tanks and armored vehicles, sonar systems, command and control systems and missile systems.
In March 2019, DRDO developed India’s first anti-satellite system which made India one of the superpowers of space. In 2016, it successfully tested its first indigenously developed heavy-duty drone, the Rustom 2, an unmanned armed combat vehicle developed along the lines of America’s Predator drone. DRDO co-developed India’s first nuclear ballistic missile submarine INS Arihant, which became operational in 2018.
DRDO has also developed several ballistic missiles under its Integrated Guided Missile Development Program, including missiles like Prithvi, Trishul, Agni, Akash and Nag.
Answer: Preference is given to the candidates who have passed the National Written Examination NET / UGC / GATE. A postgraduate degree in engineering / technology, postgraduate degree in science or postgraduate degree in psychology can apply for the related post.
Answer: DRDO Scientist B is in pay band 15,600-39,100 + grade pay of 5400/- + House Rent Allowance upto 30% of Pay (Pay+grade pay) in A1 cities like Delhi-Mum-Bang-Chennai-Hyderabad
Answer: The Full form of DRDO is Defence Research and Development Organization
Answer: A Scheme of Internship of student to DRDO Labs/Estts is to provide an opportunity and exposure to the would be Graduates/Post Graduates in Engineering/General Sciences to the Research and Development activities carried out by DRDO in state of art technology in the fields relevant to defence sector.Salient Features of the scheme are as under:-
Answer: There are almost around 56 laboratories of DRDO in india
Answer : Official Website of DRDO is https://www.drdo.gov.in/