DRDO HEAVY DROP SYS­TEM FOR IN­DIAN ARMY

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The In­dian De­fence Re­search and De­vel­op­ment Or­gan­i­sa­tion (DRDO) has de­vel­oped a 16-tonne ca­pac­ity heavy drop sys­tem (HDS) to en­hance the In­dian army’s abil­ity to air­drop mil­i­tary stores, in­clud­ing ve­hi­cles, sup­plies and am­mu­ni­tion. De­vel­oped by DRDO’s Aerial De­liv­ery Re­search and De­vel­op­ment Es­tab­lish­ment (ADRDE), three sys­tem pro­to­types have also met per­for­mance pa­ram­e­ters dur­ing two suc­cess­ful drops at an undis­closed lo­ca­tion. Pri­mar­ily de­signed for paradrop­ping of mil­i­tary ve­hi­cles, in­clud­ing BMP class and am­mu­ni­tion trol­leys from IL-76 heavy-lift air­craft, the sys­tem is claimed to be an ex­ten­sion of tech­nol­ogy de­vel­oped by DRDO for P-7 HDS, the 7t ca­pac­ity HDS al­ready ac­cepted by the In­dian Army. In­dian De­fence Min­is­ter’s Sci­en­tific Ad­vi­sor and Depart­ment of De­fence R&D Sec­re­tary, Av­inash Chan­der, said the sys­tem of­fers ‘drop and drive’ ca­pa­bil­ity and once in­ducted, would con­sid­er­ably en­hance the ca­pa­bil­i­ties of armed forces.

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