Tender issued 3 days back which has gone through by DRDO invited bids for supply Transportable Containers for SFDR ( Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet Propulsion Technology) missile being developed by DRDL.

SFDR is Air-Air-Missile developed using baseline ASTRA BVRAAM which will use booster-ram jet sustainer propulsion system. The development and demonstration of SFDR propulsion system is a joint venture of DRDO and Russia.

SFDR has been under development since 2013 and in 2015 DRDO had invited Bids to manufacture SFDR Ground Launchers. Latest Tenders have specified requirements for transportation containers for SFDR missiles and Ground Launch Booster (GLB) which have to be transported separately.

SFDR missile will weight 250kgs approximately and the Ground Launch Booster (GLB) will weight approximately 450kgs.

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