nam wrote:DRDO needs to start acting like a proper arms manufacturer. Not just research labs.
It is probably one of the largest arms designer in the world. No other organization in the world is involved in everything from meals,bullet proof jackets, rifles to nukes, nuke subs, jets,AWACS, to SAMs, BVR,BMD, artillery!
It is time DRDO starts providing solutions without waiting for RFPs. Like tanks, DRDO should have by now brought a prototype 3 man sub 50 ton tank, if required with 130 mm and hand it over army to try it out.
DRDO need to provide generation leap in tech, not chase RFPs.
small blurb, they would need more self funded risk reduction programs, not necessarily end products, that way long lead development times can be reduced and stay relevant when RFP's are issued. At least some research institutions thrive on royalties on their patents and then there is the example of Antrix ...