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  • Raksha Rajya Mantri Shripad Naik inaugurates DRDO’s Igniter Complex at HEMRL, Pune

    Published on November 6, 2019

    Raksha Rajya Mantri Shripad Naik inaugurated the Defence Research &Development Organisation (DRDO) Igniter Complex at High Energy MaterialsResearch Laboratory (HEMRL) in Pune on Tuesday .

    Ignition is a crucial and highly critical phenomenon in the ignitionchain of Rocket motor. HEMRL has developed various fuel /oxidizer based ignitercompositions using organic binders. The laboratory has developed severalignition systems to ensure reliable initiation of rocket motors of various tacticalas well as strategic missiles.

    Ignition system for Agni, Prithvi, Akash, Nag, Pinaka, Long RangeSurface-to-Air Missile (LRSAM), etc. have been designed and developed in HEMRL.Technology for AKASH, Nag missiles and Pinaka Mk-I Rocket has been transferredto Ordnance Factory, Dehu Road, Pune and private industries.