Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) chairman G Sateesh Reddy inaugurated air-launch test facility at the Naval Science and Technological Laboratory (NSTL) in Vizag on Saturday.
“The new DRDO air-launch test facility will enable faster execution of various defence projects of NSTL and will also be made available for the use of industry,” said a Ministry of Defence official.
NSTL is a premier laboratory working towards excellence in design, development and testing of surface and sub-surface vehicles and weapon control systems.
It is also engaged in conforming surface and submerged platforms to state-of-the-art technology, including rendering expert services in all grey areas associated with science and technology.
Earlier, Reddy, who is also the secretary of the department of defence R&D had flagged off the first Varunastra, a heavyweight torpedo being delivered to Indian Navy at a ceremony at Bharat Dynamics Limited’s (BDL) unit in the city.
Reddy also checked out some projects being developed at BDL and interacted with the officials.