J. Manjula

Director General Electronics & Communication Cluster

Defense Research Development Organization (DRDO), India

India's multi-awarded scientist J. Manjula is the Director General, Electronics & Communication Systems cluster at the Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO). The first woman to lead DRDO, she assumed the post in 2015.

Prior, Manjula was the director at the Defence Avionics Research Establishment (DARE). She is an alumna of Osmania University and a practicing Electronics & Communications engineer.

Manjula had a brief stint in Electronics Corporation of India Ltd. before joining DRDO in 1987. She has served in Defence Electronics Research Laboratory, (DLRL) Hyderabad for over 26 years in the area of Integrated Electronic Warfare.

She has designed and realized fast signal acquisition receivers, high power RF systems, responsive jammers, controller software, etc., for various systems inducted in Army, Navy, Air Force and Paramilitary. She has vast experience in EW systems design & deployment in wide area network and her specialization includes configuration of Communication & Radar ESM and ECM systems.

 

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