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DRDO organises ‘Anusandhaan Chintan Shivir’ to encourage Defence R&D in Industry & Academia


Releases list of 75 Technology Priority Areas

Posted On: 27 JUN 2023 6:02PM by PIB Delhi

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) organised an ‘Anusandhaan Chintan Shivir’ in New Delhi on June 27, 2023, with the aim to encourage Defence R&D within the industry and academia. Chief of Defence Staff General Anil Chauhan was the Chief Guest at the event.

A list of 75 technology priority areas were released on the occasion. The list identified by the DRDO is further divided into 403 technological categories, which further spread out to 1,295 current & future technology development tasks. The technology priority areas, as listed in DRDO Technology Foresight 2023, are as follows:

S No

Technology Area

1

Additive Manufacturing

2

Aero Structures

3

Aerodynamics

4

Aeromechanical Systems

5

Agro Technology for Military Support in High Altitude Areas

6

AI/ML Technology

7

Alternative Power Plant

8

Antennas

9

Armoured & Combat Vehicles

10

Autonomous Systems and Robotics

11

Behavioural Analysis for Soldiers

12

Bio Defence

13

Bio Remediation

14

Biomedical Engineering & Technologies

15

C4ISR

16

Camouflage Technology

17

CBRN Defence

18

Communication

19

Control Systems

20

Counter Swarm Technology

21

Cyber, Information & Communication Security

22

Decoys

23

Detonics & Mechanisms

24

Diesel Engine

25

Directed Energy

26

Electric Power Technology

27

Electro Optics

28

Electronic Devices

29

Electronic Warfare

30

EM Rail Gun

31

Embedded Systems

32

Energy

33

Environment Protection

34

Environmental Testing

35

Fire Fighting

36

Guidance & Navigation

37

Guided Artillery

38

Gun Technology

39

Hardware In Loop Simulation

40

High Performance Computing

41

Hydro Structures

42

Hypersonic Technologies

43

Life Support

44

Materials

45

Military Food Technology

46

Mines & Mines Detection

47

Missile Systems

48

Multi-Barrel Rockets

49

Munition/Ammunition

50

Natural Hazard Management

51

Non Destructive Evaluation

52

Ocean Profiling

53

Parachute Technology

54

Passive Countermeasures

55

Propulsion Technologies

56

Protective Clothing & Gears

57

Quantum Technologies

58

Radar Technologies

59

Radome Technologies

60

Respiratory Management

61

Seeker Technologies

62

Sensors/Detectors

63

Soldier Support

64

Sonar Technologies

65

Space Situational Awareness

66

Space Technologies

67

Surveillance and Tracking

68

Swarm Technology

69

Terahertz

70

UAV

71

UGV

72

Underwater Defence Technologies

73

Wargaming

74

Warhead/Explosive & Ballistic Protection

75

Waste Management

Unveiling the 75 technology priority areas will provide a major fillip to the defence manufacturing sector by encouraging the industry to indigenise and innovate on defence technologies in order to place India on the self-reliance trajectory; thereby, promoting military technology design & development in the country through engagement with industry and academia.

The DRDO Technology Foresight 2023 listing all areas, categories and technology development activities was also unveiled. The document identifies the technology areas on which various laboratories of DRDO are currently working. It is available on www.drdo.gov.in. The list of activities identifies future technology areas that are required for development of defence systems and defence R&D for strengthening the security of the nation. The webpage will list major technology tasks envisaged in the near future for the defence R&D needs. Industry and academia is given the listing of various establishments of DRDO working in the respective areas, thereby establishing a seamless channel of understanding between various stakeholders. 

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief of Defence Staff complimented the DRDO for organising the ‘Anusandhaan Chintan Shivir’ and stressed on the importance of indigenous defence technologies for the Armed Forces.

In his address, Secretary Department of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO Dr Samir V Kamat stated that the DRDO, Industry and Academia should work in synergy to take the technologies from low to advance level where it can be taken up for bulk production.

Director General (Technology Management) Dr Subrata Rakshit, Director IIT Delhi Prof. Rangan Banerjee and Executive VP L&T Shri Arun Ramchandani provided DRDO, Academia and Industry perspectives on Defence R&D during the Shivir.

Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC) Lt General Johnson P Mathew, DG (Admin) Air Headquarters Air Marshal PK Ghosh, senior officers of Ministry of Defence, scientists from DRDO, industry leaders and academia experts were also present.

The DRDO with its network of laboratories and centres is deeply engaged in development of defence technologies covering various disciplines, like aeronautics, armaments, electronics, combat vehicles, engineering systems, instrumentation, missiles, advanced computing simulation, special materials, naval systems, life sciences, training information systems and modern agriculture technologies. Achieving self-reliance in critical defence technologies and systems through development of state-of-the-art weapon systems and equipment is one of the core activities of DRDO. DRDO has been interacting with various Defence ecosystem stakeholders to foster the Industry & Academia cooperation to develop new technologies.

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