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DRDO's Advanced Chaff Technology Is An Innovation:- On August 25th, DRDO revealed about the advanced chaff technology that can be used to safeguard the IAF's fighter jets. This can provide passive jamming against the infra-red and radar threats. DRDO collaborated with a Pune-based facility to develop this advanced chaff material along with a cartridge. Ravindra Kumar, the Director of Defence Lab in Jodhpur announced it during a press conference and he said that the advanced chaff is a defence technology that can be used to protect the fighter aircraft from radar threats. Counter Measure Dispensing System (CMDS) is used to ensure the survivability of the aircraft.
DLJ developed advanced Chaff material & chaff cartridge-118/I in collaboration with High Energy Materials Research Laboratory, Pune meeting qualitative requirements of IAF, which has started process of induction of this technology after completion of successful user trials: DRDO pic.twitter.com/yCgS2NTjWd— ANI (@ANI) August 19, 2021
This CMDS will provide passive jamming against the Infra-Red and radar threats. The importance of the technology is that a less quantity of chaff acts as a decoy to deflect the missiles of the enemies to ensure the safety of the fighter aircraft. The technology is given to the industry for production in large quantities so that it meets the annual rolling requirement for the Indian Air Force. Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had lauded the DRDO, IAF for developing such critical technology and he called it an innovative move. He congratulated the teams who are associated with the development.