DefExpo 2020: DRDO hands over 15 tech transfer licenses to 17 industries

At the DefExpo 2020, during the MoU signing ceremony titled ‘Bandhan’, the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) handed over 15 licenses for Transfer of Technology (ToT) to 17 industries on DRDO developed technologies.

This would enhance cooperation and synergy between industry and Government organisations. The technologies transferred are from the areas of electronics, laser technology, armaments, life sciences, materials science, combat vehicles, naval systems, aeronautics, and sensors.

These products are Mine Field Marking Equipment MK-II (MFME MK-II), e-Nasika, DMS Fuel-I, Bi-Modular Charge System (BMCS), 500 kg General Purpose Bomb, 250 kg Pre-fragmented Bomb, Electronic Fuze for 81mm Mortar Bomb, Post Impact Delay Fuze for Air Delivery Bomb, Vehicle Mounted ECM System, Infrared Flare for Counter-Measures Dispensing System (CMDS), Process Monitoring of Vacuum Assisted Resin Transfer Moulding (VARTM), Man-mounted cooling system, Optical Target Locator 600 (OTL 600), High Power Li-ion Battery Technology (HPLBT) and Combat Free Fall (CFF) Parachute System.

These high technology products will boost the defence manufacturing sector with self-reliance and enhance the operational capabilities of the Armed Forces.

In a big push to the Uttar Pradesh defence corridor, Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) signed an MoU for knowledge partnership with DRDO. The partnership with DRDO is expected to provide impetus to further boost the development of the defence production corridor in Uttar Pradesh.

The MoU was exchanged between G Satheesh Reddy Secretary Department of Defence (R&D) and Chairman DRDO and Awanish Kumar Awasthi, CEO, UPEIDA.

Speaking on the occasion, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauded the efforts of DRDO and further expressed his happiness in achieving the record transfer of 114 technologies to the industries in last one year.

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