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FORMER DG OF DRDO INCORPORATES A TECHNOLOGY STARTUP

A technology startup, InnoGP Technologies Private Limited, will provide innovative design and technology solutions to defence industries in India. It has been incorporated by Dr S. Guruprasad, a former distinguished scientist and director-general of DRDO. The company's main objective is to provide advanced design and analysis solutions and would work from concept to induction of defence engineering systems.

InnoGP Technologies will synergise research, technology and product development efforts with the focus on innovation. The start-up will also provide engineering simulation services of multi-domain complex engineering systems to industries. It will work on Unmanned Battlefield Systems covering Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs), Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Unmanned Surface and Sub- Surface Sea Systems. The company will also be engaged in the development of Military Bridging Systems, Fibre Reinforced Composite Structures, and Weapon Launch systems and many other products that are part of 108 items that DRDO has announced that would be pursued by the industry.

An innovative design of Advanced Truss Bridge (ATB) which is 50% lighter and more efficient than the Bailey Bridge has been designed and a patent application has already been filed by Dr Guruprasad. The World War-II era Bailey Bridge has been the main logistics support bridge till now in India as well as in many other countries. The ATB will be extremely useful in higher altitudes and mountainous regions. It will also have tremendous applications as temporary flyovers, pedestrian footbridges, and other modular structures. The ATB has tremendous export potential.

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