Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) Hands Over First RF Seeker of Akash to DRDO

Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) has handed over the first Radio Frequency (RF) Seeker of Akash – the Next Generation Weapon System to the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) on 2nd August 2023 in a special ceremony at BDL’s Kanchanbagh, Hyderabad.

  1. The RF Seeker is a critical and technology-intensive subsystem used in Surface-to-Air Missiles and Air-to-Air Missiles for target tracking in the terminal phase.
  2. The RF Seeker has been designed by DRDO’s Research Centre Imarat and produced by BDL at its state-of-the-art Seeker Facility Centre in Hyderabad.
  3. The Seeker Facility Centre was set up at BDL’s Kanchanbagh Unit in Hyderabad.
  4. The Chairman and Managing Director of BDL, Commodore A Madhavarao, handed over the 1st RF Seeker to the Secretary, the Department of Defence Research & Development and Chairman DRDO, Dr Samir V Kamat, in a special ceremony at BDL’s Kanchanbagh Unit.
  5. Dr Kamat highlighted that the establishment of the Seeker Facility Centre at BDL has enabled India to achieve self-reliance in the field of RF seeker production, contributing significantly to the goal of Atmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India).

Q.: What is the Radio Frequency (RF) Seeker used for in missiles?

a) Initial phase tracking
b) Mid-course phase tracking
c) Terminal phase target tracking
d) Intercepting enemy missiles

Ans : c) Terminal phase target tracking

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