Thursday, June 16, 2011

DRDO Hands Over Integrated Thermally Regulated Shelters To Army

The integrated thermally regulated shelters to provide protection to the soldiers against extreme climatic condition of the Himalayan regions, were dedicated by Dr. Vijay Kumar Saraswat, SA to RM, Secy Defence R&D and DG, DRDO to the HQ 14 Corps in Leh, Ladakh on 15th June 2011. Dr. Saraswat handed over these shelters to Lt Gen Ravi Dastane, VSM, GOC, HQ 14 Corps in the presence of Dr. W Selvamurthy, Distinguished Scientist & Chief Controller R&D (Life Sciences & International Cooperation) and other senior officers from Army and DRDO HQrs. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Saraswat thanked the GOC 14 Corps for his whole-hearted support to DRDO, particularly DIHAR. He also assured DRDO’s continued support and cooperation to the armed forces present in the region. Dr. Saraswat also thanked the local authorities and farmers in the region for their support to DIHAR.

He emphasized on the large scale utilization of solar and other non conventional energy resources to meet the energy requirements at high altitude regions. He also appreciated the dedicated efforts made by the personnel of Dte. of Civil Works & Estates (DCW&E), DRDO HQ, in restoring the infrastructure and facilities after the devastation caused by flash floods last year. The Dte. which has made outstanding contribution in highly specialized nature of civil works required to be carried out at DRDO facilities, many of them located in difficult and hazardous areas, has been instrumental in design and development of these shelters. These shelters designed and developed by DRDO, are equipped with integrated temperature regulators, biodigestors and air monitoring systems. The shelter design is modular and all the services like HVAC, electrical, plumbing and water supply, sewage disposal, kerosene gensets and solar power are well integrated within the shelter. The shelter have been designed to withstand seismic activities upto a level of zone 5, wind velocities upto 55 m/sec and sub zero temperature upto - 35 degree Celsius. The carbon dioxide level inside the shelter is closely monitored and maintained within the safe limits.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

DRDO is great at making good use of Photo Op ! they have the knack of being seen as very useful to the soldiers. Any inputs on the costs incurred ?? why do they treat the soldiers who serve with them as second class citizens ???