Friday, September 03, 2004

India to tie up with Israel, US for e-warfare systems

India will be collaborating with Israel and the US to develop nano-materials and hi-tech components needed for electronic warfare systems.

The outgoing chief of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), VK Aatre said that India had decided to launch joint programmes with Israel in the field of electronic warfare, where both countries were on an equal footing.

“Israel is very strong in sensors and packaging. We would like to work on fibre-optic gyros and micro-electromechanical systems,” Dr Aatre told mediapersons shortly before retiring as DRDO chief on Tuesday.