DRDO’s Igniter Complex inaugurated

DRDO inaugurated igniter factory
Question: Where has the DRDO recently inaugurated its Igniter Complex on 5th November, 2019?
(a) Hyderabad
(b) Pune
(c) New Delhi
(d) Visakhapatnam
Answer: (b)
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  • MoS of Defence, Shripad Naik inaugurated the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) Igniter Complex at High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL) in Pune on 5th November, 2019. 

High Energy Materials Research Laboratory:

  • HEMRL is a premier laboratory of DRDO and primarily engages in developing Rocket and Gun Propellants, Pyrotechnic Devices, High Explosive Systems and synthesis of high energy molecules. 
  • HEMRL has created a state of the art facility for design, processing and evaluation of ignition systems. The facility consists of process, assembly & storage buildings and a design centre. 
  •  Remotely controlled sophisticated equipments such as Sieve Shaker, Planetary Mixer, Granulating Machine, Pelleting Machine etc are installed in the process buildings. Design, modelling and simulation laboratory; assembly and testing centre are also part of Igniter Complex.
  • Ignition is a crucial and highly critical phenomenon in the ignition chain of Rocket motor.
  • HEMRL has developed various fuel /oxidizer based igniter compositions using organic binders. The laboratory has developed several ignition systems to ensure reliable initiation of rocket motors of various tactical as well as strategic missiles. 
  • Ignition system for Agni, Prithvi, Akash, Nag, Pinaka, Long Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LRSAM), etc. have been designed and developed in HEMRL.
  • Technology for AKASH, Nag missiles and Pinaka Mk-I Rocket has been transferred to Ordnance Factory, Dehu Road, Pune and private industries.

Links:

https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1590541

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