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2020 MAR 2

Preliminary   > Science and Technology   >   Defence technology   >   Innovation and New technologies

In news:

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.

About 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