2020 MAR 2
Science and Technology > Defence technology > Innovation and New technologies
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore have developed a new bomb detection device called Raider-X.
- It is an explosives detection device. It can detect up to 20 explosives from a stand-off distance of two meters.
- Developed by the High Energy Material Research Laboratory (HEMRL) — an arm of the DRDO — in Pune and the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. It can also discern bulk explosives even if they have been concealed.
- The device has various applications including narcotics, for local police, for customs and other detection agencies who need to detect various elements which may be explosive or non-explosive in nature.
- Most of the recent terrorist attacks had explosives that were made from easily available ingredients like petrol and gelatin sticks rather than high-end materials. And devices like RaIDer-X are incremental to thwarting the threat from homemade explosives.
Q. ‘RaIDer-X’ developed by DRDO which was in news recently is associated with which among the following functions:
a) Underwater drone
b) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
c) Explosives detection device
d) Armored Truck
Answer to Prelims question