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DRDO inks pact with Israel's DDR&D for development of dual use technologies

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Directorate of Defence Research and Development (DDR&D), Israel have entered into a Bilateral Innovation Agreement (BIA) to promote innovation and accelerated R&D in startups
DRDO & DDR&D, Israel sign agreement for development of dual use technologies
DRDO & DDR&D, Israel sign agreement for development of dual use technologies
  • DRDO has signed a bilateral agreement with Israel's Directorate of Defence Research and Development (DDR&D)
  • Both organisations will promote innovation and accelerate research & development in startups and MSMEs of both countries for the development of dual-use technologies

New Delhi: As a tangible demonstration of the growing Indo–Israeli technological cooperation, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Directorate of Defence Research and Development (DDR&D), Ministry of Defence, Israel have entered into a Bilateral Innovation Agreement (BIA) to promote innovation and accelerated research & development in startups and MSMEs of both countries for the development of dual-use technologies. The agreement was signed between and Secretary, Department of Defence, R&D & Chairman DRDO Dr G Satheesh Reddy and Head of DDR&D, Israel BG (Retd) Dr Daniel Gold in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Under the agreement, startups and industries of both countries will work together to bring out the next-generation technologies and products in the areas such as drones, robotics, artificial intelligence, quantum technology, photonics, biosensing, brain-machine interface, energy storage, wearable devices, natural language processing, etc.

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Products and technologies will be customised to meet the unique requirements of both countries. The development efforts will be jointly funded by DRDO and DDR&D, Israel. The technologies developed under BIA will be available to both countries for their domestic applications.

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