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MR-MOCR developed by DRDO Lab Jodhpur, Handed to the Indian Navy

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The Medium Range-Microwave Obscurant Chaff Rocket (MR-MOCR) developed by the Jodhpur Laboratory of the Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was formally handed over to the Indian Navy at a function held in New Delhi on 26 June 2024.

At the ceremony, Secretary, the Department of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO Dr Samir V Kamat handed over the MR-MOCR to Director General of Naval Armament Inspection, Indian Navy Rear Admiral Brijesh Vashistha. 

Feature of the Medium Range-Microwave Obscurant Chaff Rocket (MR-MOCR) 

The Medium Range-Microwave Obscurant Chaff Rocket (MR-MOCR) developed by the DRDO will enhance the Indian Navy’s defensive capability. The MR-MOCR is a niche technology that integrates a particular type of fibres having unique microwave obscuration properties. This helps mask radar signals and creates a microwave shield around platforms and assets. This will reduce the chance of detection of the Indian Navy’s platforms and assets by the enemy forces.

The DRDO-developed MR-MCOR fires medium-range rockets, which form microwave obscurant clouds in a significant area. The cloud, which persists for an adequate time, creates a shield against the enemy’s Radio Frequency seeker equipment.

This technology will help shield the Indian Navy’s weapon system.

The DRDO handed over the MR-MCOR to the Indian Navy after extensive trials, which confirmed the Indian Navy's required standards. Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the DRDO on the successful development of the MR-MOCR.

DRDO was set up in 1958 as a premier research and development organisation under the Union Ministry of Defence. It was set up to develop new cutting-edge weapons system for the Indian Armed Forces and make India self-sufficient in critical defence technology.

The headquarters of the DRDO is in New Delhi.

DRDO Jodhpur Laboratory 

The Jodhpur Laboratory of the DRDO was established in May 1959. It was initially established to conduct research and trials of weapons developed for desert warfare. Later, the laboratory's mandate was extended to include research in camouflage, electronics and communications, water and quality management, transportation and navigation systems, weapons, ammunition, and storage areas of activity.

Director of the Jodhpur Laboratory of the DRDO: RV Hara Prasad


Answer: Indian Navy

Answer: Jodhpur laboratory of the DRDO.

Answer: May 1959.

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