Aerial Delivery Research and Development Establishment

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Aerial Delivery Research and Development Establishment
Field of research
Aerial Delivery Systems
Location Agra
Operating agency
Defence Research and Development Organisation

The Aerial Delivery Research and Development Establishment is a laboratory of the Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). Located in Agra. Core research scope of the laboratory includes development of systems for heavy dropping, brake parachutes, towed targets, aircraft arrester barriers and aerostats.[1] Other ADRDE projects during the last two decades include armament delivery parachutes, space recovery parachutes, balloon barrage and surveillance systems, airships and related applications.
It was involved in the design and development of a recovery parachute for the Nishant Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.[2] It has developed brake parachutes for LCA Tejas,[3] and provided parachutes for the space capsule of Re-entry experiment SRE-1 by ISRO .[4] Akashdeep, a 2000 cu. m aerostat, was successfully test flown with both actual and dummy payloads. ADRDE has also developed the Controlled Aerial Delivery System (CADS) to deliver payloads through ram air parachutes at designated latitude and longitude with the help of on an board electronic unit. It is one of the major achievements of ADRDE.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aerial Delivery Research and Development Establishment (ADRDE) Archived January 5, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Nishant completes 100th flight". Hindu.com. 2005-06-16. Retrieved 2012-01-28. 
  3. ^ "LCA : The Will of the Nation". Mod.nic.in. Retrieved 2012-01-28. 
  4. ^ "''Aerial Delivery Research and Development Establishment, Agra, provided the parachutes''". Frontlineonnet.com. 2007-02-09. Retrieved 2012-01-28. 

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