Panaji: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) along with Indian Navy conducted the successful
maiden test trial of ‘SAHAYAK-NG’ India’s first indigenously designed and developed Air Dropped Container from IL 38SD aircraft (Indian Navy) off the coast of Goa.
The trial was conducted by Indian Navy to enhance its operational logistics capabilities and provide critical
engineering stores to ships which are deployed more than 2000 km from the coast. It reduces the requirement
of ships to come close to the coast to collect spares and stores.
Two DRDO laboratories i.e. NSTL, Visakhapatnam and ADRDE, Agra were involved in the development of
SAHAYAK-NG container along the industry partner M/s Avantel for GPS integration. SAHAYAK-NG is an
advanced version of SAHAYAK Mk I. The newly developed GPS aided air dropped container is having the
capability to carry a payload that weighs upto 50 kg and can be dropped from heavy aircraft.
Secretary Department of Defence R&D and Chairman DRDO Dr G Satheesh Reddy congratulated DRDO
scientists, Indian Navy and the associated industry partners involved in the successful maiden trial.