Rosoboronexport and DRDO to develop missile propellants together

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Russia’s state arms seller Rosoboronexport and India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) signed a contract at the DefExpo international arms show on the joint development of high-performance propellants for rockets and missiles, the Defense Ministry of India reported on Friday (7th February).

The contract stipulates the development of advanced pyrotechnic ignition systems and the entire range of high-energy materials required for missiles, carrier rockets and munitions, the ministry said in a statement.

These products are expected to be used in compact and energy-efficient propulsion systems, it said.

The High Energy Materials Research Laboratory, which makes part of the DRDO, signed the contract on the DRDO’s behalf.

The DefExpo-2020 international land, naval and homeland security exhibition runs in Lucknow in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on February 5-9.

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