DRDO builds a R&D facility in “record” 45 days for the AMCA project

Using In-House developed Hybrid Technology, which will be used as Research & Development (R&D) facilities for the development of India’s indigenous fifth-generation fighter craft- the AMCA, the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has built a 7-storey building in Bangalore, in a record 45 days.

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Hybrid Technology features column and beam elements built with steel plates while the columns are of hollow steel tubular section. These columns are concrete-filled steel hollow cross-sections. The slabs are partially precast and all these structural members are assembled at the site.

The DRDO has completed the construction of a multi-storey infrastructure for flight control system at ADE Bengaluru with hybrid technology consisting of conventional, pre-engineered and precast methodology in record 45 days.

DRDO

The facility, inaugurated by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, is a Flight Control System at Aeronautical Development Establishment, comprising of a plinth area of 1.3 lakh square feet.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | The Hindu

India has been working diligently on its ambitious 5th generation stealth fighter program – Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA), which would feature advanced stealth properties, thereby significantly boosting its aerial prowess in the years to come.

A static model of AMCA on display | Representative | Twitter

It is a unique record of completing a permanent building of seven stories with Hybrid construction technology that too in ready to move condition for the first time ever in the history of the construction industry in the country.

DRDO officials

The foundation stone for the project was laid on November 22, 2021, while the actual construction commenced on February 1.

Reportedly, the building architecture inculcates design check and technical support provided by teams from IIT-Madras and IIT-Roorkee, and features air-conditioning, electrical and fire protection systems as per standard design norms and IS codes.

India Today

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai and DRDO Chief G Satheesh Reddy were also present at the inauguration.

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COVER: Hindustan Times

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