Aeronautical Development Establishment
Field of research
|Director||Dr Venugopal S|
|Address||New Thippasandra, |
Aeronautical Development Establishment is a laboratory of India's Defence Research and Development Organisation. Located in Bangalore, its primary function is research and development in the field of military aviation.
Recent[when?] successful projects include Lakshya (an aerial target), Nishant (a reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle), Nirbhay(a subsonic cruise missile), flight simulators for (LCA, Ajit, Kiran, Mig-21) and avionics packages for Tejas-LCA (display and FCC). It earlier worked on Sparrow (mini-uav) and Ulka (aerial target).
Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) was established in January 1959 at High Grounds, Bangalore.
- Aerodynamics Division 
- Aircraft Structures Design Centre
- Propulsion Systems Division
- Flight Control Computer Division
- Flight Simulation Division
- Flight Control Test Systems
- Flight Test Telecommand and Tracking Division
- Flight Mechanics and Control Engineering
- Software Engineering Division - LCA
- Software Engineering Division -UAV
- Mission Sensors Technology Division
- Avionics Systems Division
- Assembly and Integration Centre for UAVs
- Aerial Image Exploitation Laboratory
- Composite Technology Centre
- Quality & Airworthiness
- Combat Aircraft Systems - TEJAS
- Flight Simulation
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