In a major breakthrough, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed an Advanced Chaff Technology to safeguard the naval ships against enemy missile attack. The technology has been indigenously developed by Defence Laboratory Jodhpur (DLJ), a DRDO laboratory. The Advanced Chaff technology has been developed with three variants.
This critical technology includes three variants — Short Range Chaff Rocket (SRCR), Medium Range Chaff Rocket (MRCR) and Long Range Chaff Rocket (LRCR) — meeting Indian Navy’s qualitative requirements, a DRDO statement said on Monday. Recently, Indian Navy conducted trials of all three variants in Arabian Sea on Indian Naval Ship and found the performance satisfactory. DRDO said it has also gained the expertise to meet the futuristic threats from adversaries, which is a unique technology not available from outside. Chaff is a passive expendable electronic countermeasure technology used worldwide to protect naval ships from enemy’s radar and Radio Frequency (RF) missile seekers. The importance of this development lies in the fact that a very less quantity of chaff material deployed in the air acts as a decoy to deflect the enemy’s missiles for the safety of the ships