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MISSILE AND STRATEGIC SYSTEMS

    Missile systems which is headquartered        and advanced composite structures for all
at Hyderabad and headed by Dr. G Satheesh         the missile programmes of DRDO. Some of
Reddy, Distinguished Scientist, comprise of       the major facilities established are advanced
some of the most sophisticated and technically    composites and high temperature composite
complex and challenging sub-systems in the        product development centers, solid propellant
field of propulsion, navigation, guidance and      processing plant, launch complex at Dhamra,
controls in addition to explosives. These are     missile integration centre and missile launch
today an integral part of the modern warfare.     sites.
The three wings of Armed Forces require
missiles with specific capability in terms of      Core Competencies/Thrust Areas
range, launch platform, type of guidance and
warhead. DRDO has been working diligently         • Re-entry technologies
in the development and delivery of strategic as
well as tactical missile systems for the Armed    • Mission design and analysis, long range
Forces. The missile and strategic system cluster       missile guidance design
comprises of five laboratories viz.:
                                                  • Solid propulsion
• Advanced Systems Laboratory (ASL),
     Hyderabad                                    • Advanced composites

• Defence Research and Development                • Aerodynamics, thermo-structural designs
     Laboratory (DRDL), Hyderabad                      and computational fluid dynamics

• Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur          • System integration and launch
                                                       technologies
• Research Centre Imarat (RCI), Hyderabad
                                                  2.6.2 Defence Research and
• Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory         Development Laboratory (DRDL)
     (TBRL), Chandigarh
                                                      DRDL Hyderabad has been entrusted with
2.6.1 Advanced Systems                            the design and development of various types
Laboratory (ASL)                                  of missile systems simultaneously leading to
                                                  limited series production (LSP). The laboratory
    ASL Hyderabad was formed in 2001              has been instrumental in R&D of tactical
to give impetus to design, development            missile system viz. Nag, a third generation
and realization of long-range strategic           top-attack anti-tank guided missile (ATGM)
missile systems in the country. Its mission       system; and Akash, a medium range, surface-
is to design, develop and induct long range       to-air missile system.
Agni series missiles. Three major missiles
Agni-I, Agni-II, Agni-III are inducted into       Core Competencies/Thrust Areas
Services. The laboratory is also responsible
for development of high performance solid         • Design and development of tactical
propulsion systems, aerospace mechanisms               missile systems - medium range surface-

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