New Delhi: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed three variants of the “chaff rocket” for the protection of naval ships from adversary’s guided-missile attacks.
The Indian Navy conducted trials of all three variants in the Arabian Sea on Indian Naval Ship and found the performance satisfactory, recently.
“The three variants of this critical technology, namely Short-Range Chaff Rocket (SRCR), Medium-Range Chaff Rocket (MRCR) and Long-Range Chaff Rocket (LRCR), meeting Indian Navy’s qualitative requirements,” the DRDO said in a statement.
“Chaff is a passive expendable electronic countermeasure technology used worldwide to protect naval ships from enemy’s radar and radio frequency (RF) missile seekers,” it said.
“The DRDO has gained the expertise to meet the futuristic threats from adversaries. The technology is being given to the industry for production in large quantities,” it added.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh has congratulated DRDO, Indian Navy and industry for the achievement.