DRDO (Defence Research Development Organisation) is India’s premier defence research organization established in 1958. It was formed after amalgamation of the then already functioning Technical Development Establishment (TDEs) of the Indian Army and the Directorate of Technical Development & Production (DTDP) with the Defence Science Organisation (DSO).
DRDO is a network of more than 50 laboratories. The functions of DRDO includes engaging in developing defence technologies covering various disciplines, like aeronautics, armaments, electronics, combat vehicles, engineering systems, instrumentation, missiles, advanced computing and simulation, special materials, naval systems, life sciences, training, information systems and agriculture
Dr G. Satheesh Reddy is current Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman, DRDO
The headquarters of DRDO is situated at DRDO Bhavan, New Delhi.
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