Due to the startup ecosystem in Bengaluru, a Regional Technology Node (RTN) of the Army Design Bureau (ADB) is to be launched in the city.
Story so far: A Regional Technology Node (RTN) of the Army Design Bureau (ADB) is being developed in Bengaluru because southern states have a sizable defence industrial base, a startup ecosystem, and a large talent pool.
The details: RTN-B will use the city’s ASC Centre and College as an interface with trade, industry, and academia, focusing on information technology. It will help in advancing technological improvements for the Indian Army as a whole.
- As part of the Indian Army’s Make-in-India initiative in the defence sector, ADB is one of India’s landmark projects.
Role of ADB: The ADB, which was founded in 2016, has the responsibility of conducting technology scans, identifying technologies for acquisition and development, and supporting R&D initiatives with business, academia, defence public sector undertakings (DPSUs), and the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO).