DRDO labs, activities and budget allocated: A fact sheet





New Delhi: Agrahayana 28, 1936

Friday, 19 December 2014

Laboratories / units functioning under Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) alongwith their locations and areas of research are given below:-




Name of laboratories/establishments Location Areas of Research
1 Advanced Centre for Energetic Materials (ACEM) Nasik Energetic Materials
2 Advanced Numerical Research & Analysis Group (ANURAG) Hyderabad Computational Systems
3 Advanced Systems Laboratory (ASL) Hyderabad Missiles& Strategic Systems
4 Aerial Delivery Research & Development Establishment (ADRDE) Agra Parachutes& Aerial Systems
5 Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) Bengaluru Aeronautics
6 Armament Research & Development Establishment (ARDE) Pune Armaments
7 Centre for Air Borne System (CABS) Bengaluru Air Borne Systems
8 Centre for Artificial Intelligence & Robotics (CAIR) Bengaluru Artificial Intelligence & Robotics
9 Centre for Advanced Systems (CAS) Hyderabad Integration of Strategic System
10 Centre for Military Airworthiness & Certification (CEMILAC) Bengaluru Airworthiness& Certification
11 Centre for Personnel Talent Management (CEPTAM) Delhi Personnel Management
12 Centre for Fire, Explosive & Environment Safety (CFEES) Delhi Fire, Explosives & Environmental Safety
13 Centre for High Energy Systems and Sciences (CHESS) Hyderabad Directed Energy Weapons
14 Centre for Millimeter Wave Semiconductor Devices & Systems (CMSDS) Kolkata Millimeter Wave Semiconductor Devices (MWSD)
15 Combat Vehicles Research & Development Establishment (CVRDE) Avadi Combat Vehicles
16 Defence Avionics Research Establishment (DARE) Bengaluru Avionics
17 Defence Bio-engineering & Electromedical Laboratory (DEBEL) Bengaluru Bio-engineering
18 Defence Electronics Applications Laboratory (DEAL) Dehradun Electronics& Communication Systems
19 Defence Scientific Information & Documentation Centre (DESIDOC) Delhi Information Systems
20 Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL) Mysore Food Research
21 Defence Institute of Bio-Energy Research (DIBER) Haldwani Bio-Energy Research
22 DRDO Integration Centre (DIC) Panagarh Integration of Strategic System
23 Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR) Leh High Altitude Agro-animal Research
24 Defence Institute of Physiology & Allied Science (DIPAS) Delhi Physiology
25 Defence Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR) Delhi Psychological Research
26 Defence Laboratory (DL) Jodhpur Camouflaging and Isotopes
27 Defence Electronics Research Laboratory (DLRL) Hyderabad Electronic Warfare
28 Defence Materials & Stores R&D  Establishment (DMSRDE) Kanpur Textile, Polymers & Composites
29 Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory (DMRL) Hyderabad Polymers and Composites
30 Defence Research & Development Establishment (DRDE) Gwalior Chemical& Biological Warfare
31 Defence Research & Development Laboratory (DRDL) Hyderabad Missiles& Strategic Systems
32 Defence Research Laboratory (DRL) Tezpur Health& Hygiene
33 Defence Terrain Research Laboratory (DTRL) Delhi Terrain Research
34 Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE) Bengaluru Gas Turbine
35 High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL) Pune High Energy Materials
36 Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Allied Sciences (INMAS) Delhi Nuclear Medicines
37 Institute of Systems Studies & Analyses (ISSA) Delhi System Analysis
38 Institute of Technology Management (ITM) Mussoorie Technology Management
39 Instruments Research & Development Establishment (IRDE) Dehradun Electronics& Optical Systems
40 Integrated Test Range (ITR) Balasore Missiles& Strategic Systems
41 Joint Cypher Bureau (JCB) Delhi Cypher System
42 Laser Science & Technology Centre (LASTEC) Delhi Laser Technology
43 Electronics& Radar Development Establishment (LRDE) Bengaluru Radar
44 Military Institute of Training (MILIT) Pune Military Training
45 Mobile Systems Complex (MSC) Pune Missile
46 Microwave Tube Research & Development Centre (MTRDC) Bengaluru Microwave Tube
47 Naval Materials Research Laboratory (NMRL) Ambernath Corrosion Preventive Technology
48 Naval Physical & Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL) Cochin Naval Systems
49 Naval Science & Technological Laboratory (NSTL) Visakhapatnam Underwater Weapons
50 Proof and Experimental Establishment (PXE) Balasore Armaments Testing
51 Recruitment and Assessment Center (RAC) Delhi Human Resource
52 Research Centre Imarat (RCI) Hyderabad Missiles& Strategic Systems
53 Research& Development Establishment (Engrs) [R&D (Engrs)] Pune Engineering Systems & Weapon Platforms
54 DRDO Research & Innovation Centre (RIC) Chennai Accreditation Projects
55 Scientific Analysis Group (SAG) Delhi Cryptology
56 Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) Manali Snow and Avalanche
57 SF Complex (SFC) Jagdalpur Propellant
58 Solid State Physics Laboratory (SSPL) Delhi Solid State/ Semiconductor Materials
59 Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory (TBRL) Chandigarh Terminal Ballistics
60 Vehicle Research & Development Establishment (VRDE) Ahmednagar Wheeled Vehicles

Names of various products including food products developed by DRDO for defence and civilian use during the last three years and the current year are given below:-





  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
  • Aerostat Platform
  • Parachute Systems
  • Recovery and Flotation Systems
  • Arrester Barrier System
  • Heavy Dropping System
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Missiles
  • Carbon Nano Tubes
  • Solid Propellants
  • Airborne Surveillance Systems
  • Decision Support System
  • Communication Security Solutions
  • Information Security Gateway
  • Risk & Hazard Assessment Software
  • Protective Clothing
  • Fire Detection & Suppression System
  • Simulator
  • Hydro Gas Suspension System
  • Electronic Warfare Systems
  • Electronic Support Measures (ESM) Systems
  • Radar Warning System
  • Satcom Terminals
  • Network Management System
  • Data Link Technologies
  • Handheld and Airborne Radios
  • Life Support System
  • Onboard Oxygen Generating System
  • Compo-pack foods
  • Herbal anti Leucoderma and anti-eczema herbal medicines
  • Hyperbaric Chamber
  • Food Supplements
  • NBC Water Purification System
  • Roentgenometer
  • Water Testing Field Kit
  • Low-alloy Steel
  • Vacuum Investment Casting Technology
  • Nickel base Super Alloy
  • High Temperature Titanium Alloy
  • Shock Absorbing Materials
  • Synthetic Life Jacket
  • Silicon Carbide related Technologies
  • Bio-digesters
  • Landslide Information System (LIS)
  • Radiation Medicine
  • Night Vision Gap Measuring Device
  • Electro-Optical Fire Control System
  • Target Acquisition System
  • Laser Warning System
  • Thermal Imager
  • War Game Software
  • Laser Dazzler
  • Radars
  • Underwater Paints
  • Fire Retardant Paints
  • Metal Matrix Composites
  • Sonars
  • Mines
  • Torpedo
  • Bridging Systems
  • Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)
  • Field Shelters for NBC
  • Cryptanalytical Tools
  • Operational Avalanche Forecasting
  • Snow Cover Information System
  • Sensor and Detectors
  • Grenades
  • Unmanned Ground Vehicle
  • Combat Vehicles
  • Assorted Ammunition

During current financial year (2014-15), a sum of Rs.15282.92 Crore has been allocated to Department of Defence Research and Development.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri C.R. Chaudhary in Lok Sabha today.




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