Instruments Research and Development Establishment

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Instruments Research & Development Establishment
Motto EO Fire Controls & Night Enabling to Indian Army
Established February 1960
Budget 150 Crores
Field of research
Optics & Electro-Optics
Director Shri Benjamin Lionel
Address Raipur Road,
Location Dehradun,
Affiliations Ministry of Defence
Operating agency
Website IRDE Home Page

Instruments Research & Development Establishment (IRDE) is a laboratory of the Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO). Located in Dehradun, its primary function is research and development in the field of optical and electro-optical instrumentation. Their objective is to develop products like night vision devices, electro-optical surveillance and fire control systems.[1]


Holographic Sight- IRDE has supplied Indian army with holographic sights which have a range of up to 300m. The army has already put in a demand for 20,000 holographic device units while the National Security Guards has shown interest in the device and requested some units.[2]


  1. ^ "DRDO Labs". Archived from the original on 2007-12-26. Retrieved 2008-02-08.
  2. ^ India gets holographic sight device, 7 November 2008, Umesh Dewan, Tribune News Service, Retrieved 8 October 2012

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