The following five projects that have been short closed/abandoned by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) during the last three years and the current year. The project-wise details are given below:
Project-1: Missile Mass Properties Measurement System:
Sanctioned Cost: Rs 10.00 Cr
Expenditure : Rs 5.7779 Cr
Reasons for abandoning/short closure: Monitoring Committee recommended short closure due to uncertainty of importing/realizing a critical component viz. air bearing.
Project-2: Development of Four Stroke Horizontally Opposed Four Cylinder Engine for UAV:
Sanctioned Cost: Rs 45.80Cr
Expenditure : Rs 2.7617 Cr
Reasons for abandoning / short closure: Change in User requirements.
Project-3: Fabrication of Fifty Five Numbers of Sudershan Mark-I Kits for Evaluation Trials:
Sanctioned Cost: Rs 85.13Cr
Expenditure : Rs 11.34 Cr
Reasons for abandoning/short closure: Change in User requirements.
Project-4: Multi Mission Radar:
Sanctioned Cost: Rs 193.44Cr
Expenditure : Rs 6.6033 Cr
(Outstanding commitments of Rs.3.9773 Cr transferred to Project ‘QRSAM’).
Reasons for abandoning/short closure: Activities subsumed to Project QR-SAM.
Project-5: Semantic Service Oriented Architecture:
Sanctioned Cost: Rs 4.90Cr
Expenditure: Rs 0.1856 Cr
Reasons for abandoning/short closure: Project reformulated with a revised scope and comprehensive definition. A new project Multi-Agent Robotics System (MARS) taken thereafter.