NEW DELHI, AUG 19 ( KINS ) : The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed an advanced chaff technology to safeguard Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jets against hostile radar threats.
The technology has been developed by DRDO’s defence laboratory in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur in collaboration with High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL), Pune.
Chaff is a critical defence technology used to protect fighter aircraft from hostile radar threats. A very small quantity of chaff material deployed in the air acts as a decoy to deflect enemy missiles and ensures the safety of the fighter aircraft.
The advanced chaff material and chaff cartridge 118/I will help meet the qualitative requirements of the IAF. The IAF has started the process of induction of this technology after completion of successful user trials.