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IIT-Kanpur and Ordnance Factory Medak Develop India’s 1st Soft Recovery System


The Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, (IIT-K) and Ordnance Factory Medak (OFMK), Telangana, a unit of Armored Vehicles Nigam Limited, have developed in a joint effort the first Soft Recovery System (SRS) of the India for supersonic projectile.

The SRS has the potential to stop the motion of a 30mm supersonic projectile traveling at a speed of approximately Mach 3, or three times the speed of sound at a distance of almost 50 meters.

The technology was developed under the guidance of Nachiketa Tiwari from IIT-K and Alok Prasad, Managing Director of OFMK, according to an official statement.

An SRS is used for the recovery of a projectile after an initial impact with minimal damage to ensure the development of smart, intelligent warheads with maximum efficiency and minimum collateral damage.

The acquisition of SRS technology is a prerequisite for the development of smart and guided munitions, as it can provide a test bed to prove smart munitions designs.

Lt. Gen. (Ret’d) A. Mukherjee said, “This is a milestone in the Indian Government’s ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ initiative. With increased likelihood of destruction through SRS technology, artillery will be able to fire killer projectiles that will be more lethal and accurate, reducing the cost of neutralizing targets.”

Abhay Karandikar, Director of IIT-K said, “IIT-K advocates for multi-stakeholder collaboration for holistic development in the research and innovation sector. It will contribute to the effective recovery of supersonic projectiles .”

Currently, only a few countries have an SRS and now India has also joined their league.

The IIT-K team was involved in the concept development, design and virtual validation of the SRS and sub-assembly testing, while AVNL’s OFMK was instrumental in manufacturing and assembly of the 50 meter long set according to rigorous standards. They also developed the test infrastructure for the SRS.



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