Sunday, November 22, 2015

Nabhratna - DRDO's Flying Test Bed


Flying Test Bed - used for testing airborne radars and other systems such as maritime patrol radar, Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), data-links, electro-optics and Electronic Warfare (EW)

DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organization) - Dornier Do 228 at Yelahanka Air Force Station,Bengaluru

To test Maritime Patrol Radar, Synthetic Aperture Radar, Data-link, Electro-optics and EW systems.

The aircraft, a modified Dornier was handed over to DRDO in a brief ceremony held at HAL Kanpur on 1st May 2014. LRDE, a premier DRDO lab known for design, development and leading to production wide spectrum of indigenous radars, had entered into a contract for delivery of Modified Dornier, DO-228 aircraft last year for testing the airborne radars and other systems. 

Dr. Tyagi in his address said that it is named as ‘Nabhrathna’ signifying a jewel in the sky, for testing aerospace systems. The whole programme of delivery is done in a short span of one year, even though the schedule was 18 months. 
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