The Indian Air Force (IAF) has started induction of the chaff dispensing technology designed to safeguard fighter aircraft against hostile radar threats following successful trials.
It was developed by state-run firm Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO). The chaff material and chaff cartridge-118/I have been jointly developed by Defense Laboratory Jodhpur and High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL), a Pune based laboratory of DRDO.
Chaff is a critical defense technology used to protect fighter aircraft from hostile radar threats.
DRDO said in a statement that very less quantity of chaff material deployed in the air acts as decoy to deflect enemy’s missiles for ensuring safety of the fighter aircraft. The technology has been given to the industry for production in large quantities to meet the annual rolling requirement of the IAF.