Aeronautical Development Establishment

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Aeronautical Development Establishment
Field of research
DirectorDr Venugopal S[1]
AddressNew Thippasandra,
Bangalore–560 075
LocationBengaluru, Karnataka
Operating agency

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.[2]

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.[3]

ADE Directors[3]
  • Dr O.P. Mediratta
  • Wg Cdr P Gopalan
  • Vivek R. Sinha
  • Air Cmde H.N. Krishnamurthy
  • AVM H.N. Krishnamurthy
  • B.G. Patwardhan
  • Dr. Kota Harinarayana
  • Dr. K.G. Narayanan
  • M.D. Aravamudhan
  • G. Elangovan
  • P.S. Krishnan
  • P. Srikumar

Technology divisions[edit]

  • Aerodynamics Division [4]
  • 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


  1. ^ D. S., Madhumathi (29 August 2012). "When MAVs will be the eyes and ears". The Hindu. Chennai, India. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  2. ^ "DRDO Labs". Archived from the original on 26 December 2007. Retrieved 8 February 2008.
  3. ^ a b "Historical Background". Archived from the original on 3 August 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  4. ^ "ADE : Areas of Work". Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 23 August 2012.

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