General Knowledge / List of DRDO Laboratories

an agency of the Government of India, charged with the military's research and development, headquartered in New Delhi, India. It was formed in 1958 by the merger of the Technical Development Establishment and the Directorate of Technical Development and Production of the Indian Ordnance Factories with the Defence Science Organisation. It is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Defence, Government of India.

With a network of 52 laboratories, which are engaged in developing defence technologies covering various fields, like aeronautics, armaments, electronics, land combat engineering, life sciences, materials, missiles, and naval systems, DRDO is India's largest and most diverse research organisation. The organisation includes around 5,000 scientists belonging to the Defence Research & Development Service (DRDS) and about 25,000 other scientific, technical and supporting personnel.

List Of Drdo Laboratories & Their Location
S.No Laboratory Name Location Area of Research
1 Advanced Numerical Research & Analysis Group (ANURAG) Hyderabad Computational System
2 Advanced Systems Laboratory (ASL) Hyderabad Missiles & Strategic Systems
3 Aerial Delivery Research & Development Establishment (ADRDE) Agra Parachutes & Aerial Systems
4 Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) Bangalore Aeronautics
5 Armaments Research & Development Establishment (ARDE) Pune Armaments
6 Centre for Airborne Systems (CABS) Bangalore Air-Borne Systems
7 Centre for Artificial Intelligence & Robotics (CAIR) Bangalore Artificial Intelligence & Robotics
8 Centre for Fire, Explosives & Environment Safety (CFEES) Delhi Explosives
9 Centre for High Energy Systems and Sciences (CHESS) Hyderabad High Energy Weapons
10 Combat Vehicles Research & Development Establishment (CVRDE) Chennai Combat Vehicles
11 Defence Avionics Research Establishment (DARE) Bangalore Avionics
12 Defence Bio-engineering & Electro-medical Laboratory (DEBEL) Bangalore Bio-engineering
13 Defence Electronics Applications Laboratory (DEAL) Dehradun Electronics & Communication Systems
14 Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL) Mysore Food Research
15 Defence Institute of Bio-Energy Research (DIBER) Haldwani Bio-Energy
16 Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR) Leh High Altitude Agro-animal Research
17 Defence Institute of Physiology & Allied Sciences (DIPAS) Delhi Physiology
18 Defence Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR) Delhi Psychological Research
19 Defence Laboratory (DL) Jodhpur Camouflaging and Isotopes
20 Defence Electronics Research Laboratory (DLRL) Hyderabad Electronic Warfare
21 Defence Materials & Stores Research & Development Establishment (DMSRDE) Kanpur Textiles, Polymers & Composites
22 Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory (DMRL) Hyderabad Metallurgy
23 Defence Research & Development Establishment (DRDE) Gwalior Chemical & Biological Warfare
24 Defence Research & Development Laboratory (DRDL) Hyderabad Missile & Strategic Systems
25 Defence Research Laboratory (DRL) Tezpur Health & Hygiene
26 Defence Terrain Research Laboratory (DTRL) Delhi Terrain Research
27 Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE) Bangalore Gas Turbine
28 High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL) Pune High Energy Materials
29 Institute of Nuclear Medicines & Allied Sciences (INMAS) Delhi Nuclear Medicine
30 Instruments Research & Development Establishment (IRDE) Dehradun Electronics & Optical Systems
31 Integrated Test Range (ITR) Balasore Missile & Strategic Systems
32 Joint Cipher Bureau (JCB) Delhi Cipher Systems
33 Laser Science & Technology Centre (LASTEC) Laser Technology
34 Electronics & Radar Development Establishment (LRDE) Bangalore Radars
35 Microwave Tube Research & Development Centre (MTRDC) Bangalore Microwave Devices
36 Naval Materials Research Laboratory (NMRL) Ambernath Naval Materials
37 Naval Physical & Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL) Kochi Sonar Systems
38 Naval Science & Technological Laboratory (NSTL) Visakhapatnam Underwater Weapons
39 Proof and Experimental Establishment (PXE) Balasore Armament Testing
40 Research Centre Imarat (RCI) Hyderabad Missile & Strategic Systems
41 Research & Development Establishment (Engrs) (R&DE[E]) Pune Engineering Systems & Weapon Platforms
42 Scientific Analysis Group (SAG) Delhi Cryptology
43 Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) Chandigarh Snow and Avalanche
44 Solid State Physics Laboratory (SSPL) Delhi Solid- State/ Semiconductor Materials
45 Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory (TBRL) Chandigarh Ballistics
46 Vehicles Research & Development Establishment (VRDE) Ahmednagar Wheeled Vehicles

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