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"Terahertz" tech to help detect explosives soon: DRDO

Written by: Staff

Hyderabad, Nov 21 (UNI) The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has been conducting research in collaboration with scientific academies on developing ''Terahertz'' technology for preventing bomb blasts in trains and flights, a top official today said.

Speaking to mediapersons here DRDO Chief Controller of Research and Development Prahlada said the DRDO, Hyderabad Central University and IIT Kharagpur had jointly launched the initiative.

The DRDO has provided Rs 20 crore to the university for developing the technology which was now in its initial stage, Mr Prahlada said.

''Terahertz'' would become a reality in the next five to ten years and the demonstration stage will be reached in the next few years, he said.

The technology will enable detection of explosives in trains and flights without getting close to them besides being useful in identifying defects in long stretched oil and gas pipelines, submarines and huge irrigation projects, Dr Prahlada claimed.


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