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The Rs 9,000-crore DRDO-IAF joint project has been cleared by the Defence Acquisition Council, and is expected to take three years to complete.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said mechanisms were being put in place for more prudence in financial management under to ensure the Centre's 'minimum government, maximum governance' vision.
The recommendations by the panel, headed by former Union minister Jual Oram, also included plans to reduce DRDO dependence on foreign vendors.
DRDO & its Aeronautical Development Agency are aiming to pull off the maiden flight of naval Tejas from Vikramaditya as a technology demonstration.
The Strategic Forces Command conducted India’s first night trial of the missile as part of its training, and the DRDO provided logistic support.
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, the firm said, ‘affirms and applauds’ the work done by DRDO in building new-age technologies for India.
Rafael conducted successful test of Spike missiles in Mhow, and asked Army to reconsider decision to take away a huge order & give it to DRDO.
NASA tracked at least 101 pieces of debris initially, 28 of them still remain in low Earth orbit, says astrophysicist Jonathan McDowell.
The missile system is being developed by the DRDO for the Arihant class submarines being built by India for its nuclear triad.
Army officers are unhappy with DRDO’s speed of development, and want more of their own personnel to work with it and make the process streamlined.