A Mysore-based company has developed a missile technology that has eluded India's biggest state-run defence firm, according to a report.
Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has been trying for years to deveop a technology that can make a wayward missile self-destruct, according to the report. Countries with advanced technologies, such as the United States, Russia and Israel have this capability. However, DRDO has not been successful.
But Kaynes Technology, a firm in Mysore (also known as Mysuru), has the answer. It has developed a technology which would allow missiles to self-destruct after launch if it veers off-course, or if it detects unauthorized access to controls.
DRDO is currently evaluating the technology for integration into its missile platforms. Kaynes is also a supplier to Bharat Electronics Ltd, another state-owned defence major.
Kaynes Technology employs 1,200 people in its offices in Mysore and seven factories spread around the area. It has a design center in Bangalore, and offices abroad in Zurich and Hamburg. 150 researchers work in its R&D center. The company had a turnover of Rs340 crore last fiscal.