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CONCLUSION

     With its commitment to fulfill the requirement of advanced weapon systems and platforms
for Armed Forces supported with contemporary technology, this was a year of successful
trials, inductions/acceptance and successful project closures. With its limited workforce, the
organization delivered in all the clusters with a gamut of technology/products being handed
over viz. acceptance of Air-borne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) system by the Indian Air
Force (IAF) for induction, handing over of the first batch of LRSAM over to Indian Navy and
completion of User trials of Medium Power Radar (MPR) ‘Arudhra’, Low Level Transportable
Radar (LLTR) ‘Ashwini’ for IAF, and Software-Defined Radio - Naval Combat (SDR-NC) for the
Indian Navy. The current value of DRDO-developed systems inducted or cleared for induction
stands at over ` 2.65 lakh Cr.

     The road ahead for DRDO encompasses a number of cutting-edge technological areas and we
intend to take up a bouquet of Mission Mode (MM) projects in the future to achieve the goal.
Some of these include: Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA), Unmanned Combat Aerial
Vehicle (UCAV) ‘Ghatak’, Intelligence Surveillance Targeting and Reconnaissance (ISTAR), Multi
Mission Maritime Aircraft (MMMA) for Indian Coast Guard, Cruise Missile Defence, XRSAM for
Indian Air Force and Indian Navy, Next Generation Assault Rifle (NGAR), Anti Torpedo Torpedo
(ATT), Acoustic and Radar Stealth Materials, Low-Band RWJ System, Indian Navy Common
Operational Picture (INCOP) and CBRN Defence Technology Phase-II to name a few. For this,
DRDO intends to work in close cooperation with its partners and stakeholders, which together
can successfully take India to a new threshold in indigenous Defence systems.

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