The Indian Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated the Integrated Weapons System Design Centre at DRDO’s APJ Abdul Kalam Missile Complex in Hyderabad on Monday.
The facility would enhance the capability in design and development of command and control systems for surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems and ballistic missile defence (BMD) systems, said Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
The DRDO officials explained that the centre would give thrust to the overall system design and evaluation methodology for state-of-the-art missile systems and would help in improving the performance of missiles. This would play a major role in the realisation of highly complex futuristic aerospace and defence systems.
The DRDO officials briefed Naidu on the various ongoing projects and technological developments of missile complex laboratories — Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL) and Research Centre Imarat (RCI).
He also showcased a range of indigenously developed missile systems and avionics technologies. The Vice-President evinced keen interest in DRDO technologies and various test facilities being used for advanced technology developments.