November 05, 2019
Several new innovations of the Centre for Research and Development (CRD) of the Ministry of Defence were handed over to the Sri Lanka Army, during a ceremony held at the Ministry, today (05 November).
The new innovations were handed over to the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence General (Retd) SHS Kottegoda, WWV RWP RSP VSV USP ndc by the Director General of the CRD, Brig. (Dr) STS De Silva (Retd), and subsequently, the Secretary Defence handed them over to the Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva during the occasion.
The new innovations, including the BTR 80 Tank Simulator, 81mm Mortar Simulator, Light Vehicle Driving Simulator, Mobile Live Firing Range and Ballistic Laboratory, Virtual Reality Paratrooper Training Simulator and the High-Tec Soldier have been developed by the CRD.
The Centre for Research and Development was established in July 2006 with the aim to establish a world-class science and technology base providing the military a decisive edge, by equipping them with internationally competitive systems and solutions.
Senior Army officers and members of the CRD were present at the occasion.