Instruments Research and Development Establishment

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Instruments Research & Development Establishment
MottoEO Fire Controls & Night Enabling to Indian Army
EstablishedFebruary 1960
Budget150 Crores
Field of research
Optics & Electro-Optics
DirectorDr. Binay Kumar Das
AddressRaipur Road,
AffiliationsMinistry of Defence
Operating agency

The Instruments Research & Development Establishment (IRDE) is a laboratory of the Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO). Located in Dehradun, its primary function is research and development in the field of optical and electro-optical instrumentation. Their objective is to develop products like night vision devices, electro-optical surveillance and fire control systems.[1]


Holographic Sight[edit]

The IRDE has developed holographic sights which are manufactured by the ORD, and have a range of up to 300m. The army has already put in a demand for 20,000 holographic device units while the National Security Guards has shown interest in the device and requested some units.[2]


  1. ^ "DRDO Labs". Archived from the original on 26 December 2007. Retrieved 8 February 2008.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  2. ^ India gets holographic sight device, 7 November 2008, Umesh Dewan, Tribune News Service, Retrieved 8 October 2012

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