To protect Indian Air Force fighter jets against enemy missiles, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed improved chaff technology, which is intended to divert enemy radar-guided missiles.
Following successful trials, the Indian Air Force has begun the process of induction of this technology, according to a DRDO statement released on Thursday.
The “advanced chaff material and chaff cartridge – 118/I” was produced by two DRDO facilities and has met the IAF’s qualitative standards, according to the release.
“The significance of this (new chaff) technology lies in the fact that a small amount of chaff material thrown in the air functions as a decoy to deflect enemy missiles, assuring the safety of fighter aircraft,” the report claimed. It was highlighted that the technology had been supplied to the sector for mass manufacture in order to meet the IAF’s annual rolling need.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh praised the DRDO, the Indian Air Force, and industry on Thursday for developing this crucial technology in-house, calling it “another DRDO step toward Aatmanirbhar Bharat” in strategic defense technologies, according to a statement.