Rahul M wrote:sourab_c wrote:IMO, DRDO is struggling with lack of appropriate quality control protocols. I mean, having the technology and not being able to implement it in a system can only be a quality control issue. Missiles are complex systems and without a strict quality control in its production lines, the desired results can not be achieved.
ISRO can help DRDO in this regard.
I see. how do you come to that conclusion ?
Sorry for not elaborating. Here is the part that led me to that conclusion-
From the article (If Hemant Kumar is to be believed)-
The establishments like ITR should be brought out of the clutches of the defence research and development laboratory (DRDL) and put under director general quality assurance (DGQA) for impartial evaluation of the technical data and thus minimising the chances of manoeuvring and fabrication of the PMA data.
Doubts have been raised about lack quality control(QC) in DRDO labs before too, I can't seem to find the specific articles at the moment.
Even if my interpretation is wrong and DRDO does have proper QC equipments, there is a lot of foreign maal in our missiles and I doubt that DRDO would be willing to spend the money or is capable to test all that.
As an aside, the Japanese struggled with the same issue during World War 2 and incidentally were the first ones to impose strict quality control protocols in their industries.