Defence Research and Development Laboratory

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Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL) is a Missile System laboratory - under the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) - with thrust on design, development and flight evaluation of various types of Missile Systems for the Indian armed forces. The organisation's vision statement[1] reads:

"Be a design and development house for missile based weapon systems required for tactical applications from multiple platforms."

and its stated mission[1] is to:

"Develop the state of the art infrastructure and technologies required for different classes of missiles. Transfer the technology to production agency for guided missile products."

History[edit]

In 1958, the government of India constituted a team of Indian engineers, mostly from the Indian Ordnance Factories- called the Special Weapons Development Team - to research guided missile weapons development. This team was later expanded into DRDL, a full-fledged laboratory, in June 1961, at the campus of Defence Science Centre, Delhi.[2] It later shifted to Hyderabad after the state government granted them the former Nizam's army barracks. This was the genesis of the Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL),[3] under the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://drdo.gov.in/drdo/labs1/DRDL/English/indexnew.jsp?pg=homepage.jsp
  2. ^ "http://drdo.gov.in/drdo/labs1/DRDL/English/indexnew.jsp?pg=about-lab.jsp". Archived from the original on 2012-02-10. Retrieved 2012-05-23. External link in |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-02-07. Retrieved 2012-05-31.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)