The following table illustrates the major research centers of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) −

Laboratory Name Area of Research Location
Aerial Delivery Research & Development Establishment (ADRDE) Parachutes & Aerial Systems Agra
Vehicles Research & Development Establishment (VRDE) Wheeled Vehicles Ahmednagar
Naval Materials Research Laboratory (NMRL) Naval Materials Ambernath
Integrated Test Range (ITR) Missile Testing Balasore
Proof and Experimental Establishment (PXE) Armament Testing Balasore
Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) Aeronautics Bengaluru
Centre for Air Borne System (CABS) Air-Borne Systems Bengaluru
Centre for Artificial Intelligence & Robotics (CAIR) Artificial Intelligence & Robotics Bengaluru
Defence Avionics Research Establishment (DARE) Avionics Bengaluru
Defence Bio-engineering & Electromedical Laboratory (DEBEL) Bio-engineering Bengaluru
Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE) Gas Turbine Bengaluru
Electronics & Radar Development Establishment (LRDE) Radars Bengaluru
Microwave Tube Research & Development Centre (MTRDC) Microwave Devices Bengaluru
Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) Snow and Avalanche Chandigarh
Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory (TBRL) Ballistics Chandigarh
Combat Vehicles Research & Development Establishment (CVRDE) Combat Vehicles Chennai
Defence Electronics Applications Laboratory (DEAL) Electronics & Communication Systems Dehradun
Instruments Research & Development Establishment (IRDE) Electronics & Optical Systems Dehradun
Centre for Fire, Explosives & Environment Safety (CFEES) Explosives Delhi
Defence Institute of Physiology & Allied Sciences (DIPAS) Physiology Delhi
Defence Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR) Psychological Research Delhi
Defence Terrain Research Laboratory (DTRL) Terrain Research Delhi
Institute of Nuclear Medicines & Allied Sciences (INMAS) Nuclear Medicine Delhi
Joint Cipher Bureau (JCB) Cipher Systems Delhi
Laser Science & Technology Centre (LASTEC) Laser Technology Delhi
Scientific Analysis Group (SAG) Cryptology Delhi
Solid State Physics Laboratory (SSPL) Solid- State/ Semiconductor Materials Delhi
Defence Research & Development Establishment (DRDE) Chemical & Biological Warfare Gwalior
Defence Institute of Bio-Energy Research (DIBER) Bio-Energy Haldwani
Advanced Numerical Research & Analysis Group (ANURAG) Computational System Hyderabad
Advanced Systems Laboratory (ASL) Missiles & Strategic Systems Hyderabad
Centre for High Energy Systems and Sciences (CHESS) High Energy Weapons Hyderabad
Defence Electronics Research Laboratory (DLRL) Electronic Warfare Hyderabad
Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory (DMRL) Metallurgy Hyderabad
Defence Research & Development Laboratory (DRDL) Missile & Strategic Systems Hyderabad
Research Centre Imarat (RCI) Missile & Strategic Systems Hyderabad
Defence Laboratory (DL) Camouflaging and Isotopes Jodhpur
Defence Materials & Stores Research & Development Establishment (DMSRDE) Textiles, Polymers & Composites Kanpur
Naval Physical & Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL) Sonar Systems Kochi
Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR) High Altitude Agroanimal Research Leh
Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL) Food Research Mysore
Armaments Research & Development Establishment (ARDE) Armaments Pune
High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL) High Energy Materials Pune
Research & Development Establishment (Engrs) (R&DE[E]) Engineering Systems & Weapon Platforms Pune
Defence Research Laboratory (DRL) Health & Hygiene Tezpur
Naval Science & Technological Laboratory (NSTL) Underwater Weapons Visakhapatnam