Update on technology transfer by DRDO

The Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO) undertakes design and development of products for use by Indian Armed Forces. After successful product trial and evaluation, the technology of the same is transferred to Indian industries for mass production by signing a Licensing Agreement for Transfer of Technology (LATOT). The current DRDO policy for Transfer of Technology (ToT) came into force on 19 August 2019. Till date, DRDO has signed 670 Nos of LATOTs with industries under this policy.

DRDO transfers both Defence and dual use technologies to private companies. As per the LATOT signed between DRDO and the industry for transfer of DRDO developed technology, the recipient industry is bound not to transfer or sublicense the know how/technology obtained from DRDO to any party without prior written approval of DRDO.

Source: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1911125