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Delay in Projects Perturbed The Ministry

Delay in Projects Perturbed The Ministry 30 November, 2016

India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) fell behind the schedule in 12 different projects according to a statement by Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) on 25 November. The average delay is reportedly five years in these programmes and due to technical challenges and unanticipated complexities. Delayed programmes include upgradation of Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), Rustom-II medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (MALE UAV), an airborne early warning and control system, electronic warfare (EW) systems for the IAF's Mikoyan MiG-29 combat aircraft, Samudrika EW systems for the Indian Navy, long-range and short-range surface-to-air missiles and advanced light weight torpedoes. The longest delay occured in development of the Kaveri engine for the LCA, which was scheduled to be completed in 1996.

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