India develops Advanced Chaff Technology to safeguard naval ships from missile attack
New Delhi : In another step towards ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), India’s premiere defense R&D firm, has indigenously developed an Advanced Chaff Technology to safeguard the naval ships against enemy missile attack.
“Defence Laboratory Jodhpur (DLJ), a DRDO laboratory, has developed 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” said a Defence Ministry press release.
Recently, Indian Navy conducted trials of all three variants in the Arabian Sea on Indian Naval Ship and found the performance satisfactory.
Chaff is a passive expendable electronic countermeasure technology used worldwide to protect naval ships from enemy’s radar and Radio Frequency (RF) missile seekers. The importance of this development lies in the fact that very less quantity of chaff material deployed in the air acts as decoy to deflect enemy’s missiles for safety of the ships.
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.