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DRDO develops Advanced Chaff Technology for Indian Air Force

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 20, Aug 2021
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  • DRDO  has developed an Advanced Chaff Technology to safeguard fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) against hostile radar threats.
  • Defence Laboratory Jodhpur, a DRDO laboratory developed the advanced Chaff material and chaff cartridge-118/I in collaboration with High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL)
  • In today’s electronic warfare, survivability of fighter aircraft is of prime concern because of advancement in modern radar threats. 
  • To ensure survivability of aircraft, Counter Measure Dispensing System (CMDS) is used which provides passive jamming against Infra-Red and radar threats. 
  • The importance Chaff technology lies in the fact that very less quantity of chaff material deployed in the air acts as decoy to deflect enemy’s missiles for ensuring safety of the fighter aircraft.