Defence Electronics Research Laboratory

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Last Updated: July 1, 2003
Other Name: DERL
Location: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Subordinate To: Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO), Ministry of Defence (MoD)
Size: N/A
Facility Status: Active

The Defence Electronics Research Laboratory (DERL) was established in 1962 to work on the design and development of communications and radar systems.

The DERL built a ground-based missile guidance system in the 1970s. Other activities include:

  • Providing "electronic support" for DRDO's Integrated Guided Missile Development Program.
  • Designing and developing "phased array monopulse identification friend or foe" system in conjunction with the Rajendra phased array radar for the Akash surface-to-air missile.
  • Designing and developing "components, antennas, and sub-systems for HF [high-frequency], to microwave, and millimetric wave frequencies."

[1] Defence Research & Development Organisation, "Defence Electronics Research Laboratory,"
[2] Dr. N.C. Birla and B.S. Murthy, eds., "Seekers, Antennas, Pyrosystems, Devices and Electronic Subsystems," Indian Defence Technology: Missile Systems (DRDO, Ministry of Defence, December 1998), pp. 187-188.

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