DRDO's ballistics test facility inaugurated

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Panchkula
  • Updated: Jan 08, 2015 23:39 IST

In continuation of giving a big boost to its capability for test and evaluation of personal protective systems, the Defence Research and Development Organisaton (DRDO) commissioned ballistics test facility at Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory (TBRL) Range, Ramgarh, on Thursday.

Avinash Chander, scientific adviser to union defence minister and chief of DRDO inaugurated the test facility in presence of VG Sekaran, director general of missiles and strategic system, Prateek Kishore, director missile, J Chattopadhyay, director DRDO headquarter, Manjit Singh, director TBRL, and associate directors and officers and staff of the TBRL.

This is a state-of-the-art facility specialising in ballistics evaluation of protective systems and research on life-saving articles as per the international standards.

Inaugurating the facility, Chander said it would be extremely useful for the test and evaluation of wide range of armours such as bullet proof jackets, helmets, bomb blankets, bomb baskets, and various types of armour panels for tanks and vehicles.

On this occasion, Sekaran, director general of missile, lauded efforts of the TBRL scientists in augmenting test facility, and infrastructure necessary for the security and safety of the nation.

He added this range would support other the DRDO labs on the development of life saving gadgets and articles.

Describing the ballistics test facility, Manjit Singh, director TBRL, said the facility consisted of ultra-modern small arms weapons with high technology electronics diagnostic system.

This facility- having acoustic building with vibration and blast proof walls where all weapon systems can be triggered remotely - would accelerate the pace of research and development of various types of armour materials and products.

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