BDL hands over 1st RF seeker of Akash-NG missile to DRDO

Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), handed over the first (Radio Frequency) RF Seeker of Akash–Next Generation Weapon System produced at its newly commissioned  state-of-the-art Seeker Facility  Centre  (SFC) to Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO).

Seeker is a critical and technology intensive subsystem used in Surface-to-Air Missiles and Air-to-Air Missiles for target tracking in the terminal phase.

The RF Seeker has been designed by DRDO’s Research Centre Imarat, and produced by BDL at its state-of-the-art Seeker Facility Centre set up at BDL, Kanchanbagh Unit.

In  a  special  ceremony  held  at  BDL’s  Kanchanbagh  Unit  today, Commodore A Madhavarao (Retd.), Chairman and Managing Director, BDL handed over the 1st RF Seeker manufactured by BDL at this facility to Dr Samir V Kamat, Secretary, Department of Defence  Research & Development and Chairman DRDO.

With  the  production  of  RF  Seeker, BDL, now joins an elite group of companies worldwide having the complete capability for production of RF Seekers.

The ceremony was attended by several high ranking officials from DRDO and BDL.