DRDO inks MoA with IITs for Centre for Propulsion Technology

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has signed Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with IIT-Bombay and Madras to establish a bi-nodal ‘Centre of Propulsion Technology’ (CoPT) at the two institutions.

The initiative is aims to achieve synergy between DRDO and IITs for channelising the research efforts for developing products and related critical aerospace technologies.

Key Facts

  • The Centre will evolve mechanisms to facilitate execution of programmes related to propulsion technology.
  • It will engage both IITs as primary research nodes. It will also undertake advanced collaborative research in the areas of critical defence technologies.
  • It will facilitate and undertake multidisciplinary directed research in the focused areas of futuristic aero engines, hypersonic propulsion for long duration flight.

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