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Postby arshyam » 18 Feb 2017 12:40

See the progressive increase in Alpha's work size for the Su-30. They had a full section in one of the hangars this time.


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Postby NRao » 21 Feb 2017 05:36

‘Make In India’ Was the Key Focus of Aero India Show

Boeing has recently supplied C-17 airlifters and P-8 maritime patrol aircraft to India, and has now established Boeing Defense India (BDI) to support sales and marketing, sourcing, manufacturing and engineering. At a pre-show briefing, AIN asked BDI president Pratyush Kumar about potential changes in U.S. high-tech export policy. “I can only say that we have offset obligations in India that we are committed to exceeding,” he replied. India has ordered 22 AH-64E attack helicopters from Boeing, and fuselages for the Apache will be produced by a joint venture with Tata Advanced Systems in Hyderabad, starting in 2019, Kumar noted. Additionally, Boeing last month established the Boeing India Engineering and Technology Center in Bangalore.


Israel is already a major defense supplier to India, and 11 companies exhibited at the show in an Israeli pavilion. IAI chose the show to unveil a full-scale mockup of an exportable version of the Heron TP medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) UAV. Meanwhile, India’s own MALE UAV was also on display, but only in mockup form. The country’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) reported that the long-delayed first flight of the Rustom II prototype took place last November. The mockup at Aero India displayed a new name—Tapas—for this project that is intended to meet tri-service requirements. The Heron TP is clearly an alternative. Meanwhile, the Adani Group has established a joint venture with Elbit Systems that will propose the Israeli company’s smaller Hermes 900 UAV to meet Indian MALE requirements.


Another longstanding Indian requirement that has yet to be fulfilled is for twin-engine naval helicopters. Officials from Airbus Helicopters said that they had established a joint venture with Mahindra Defence, which was offering the As365Mbe Panther. Chasing the same requirement, which could now be for 100 machines, Bell brought a navalized version of its Model 429 helicopter to the show.

Finally, two more potential “Make In India” deals were signed by European defense companies and local partners. Thales UK agreed with Bharat Dynamics Ltd (BDL) to assess opportunities for transfer of technology of the STARStreak man-portable surface-to-air missile system. MBDA set up a joint venture with engineering conglomerate Larsen & Toubro “to focus on business opportunities in the missile domain.”

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Postby sum » 24 Feb 2017 14:34

^^ One of the NAL projects listed where many of the EM related scientists seem to be working is:
EM Characterization of Measurements to Support RF Simulation Inside Boeing Aircraft (Sponsor: Boeing USA, Status: On-going)

Is this part of some offsets thing or some commercial consultancy being provided by NAL for Boeing?

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Postby shiv » 27 Feb 2017 19:27

Gyan from Prof Prodyut Das - cross posted from stealth thread as it is more relevant here
http://profprodyutdas.blogspot.in/2016/ ... ssons.html
The HJT 36 and the HTT 40 programmes underline that we can put up a prototype in 36 months and these figures can improve. The only correction will be to slice up a project, no matter how complex, into a one, two, or maximum three years slices. Any project with a target ten years away will, to use a current phrase, go BVR. No one- the “funder” and the “fundee” will be around to answer or pick up the pieces when the time to call to account comes ten years hence! This is the fundamental weakness in our management.


What I once described as a tendency to start a "science project" has been described by the Prof as a BVR project with no visible end and no short term achievable goals with existing skills

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Postby ramana » 27 Feb 2017 23:54

Some projects need more than 1-2-3 years time. Especially strategic programs.

No body wants to do a science project but when there is no technology it has to be developed as they go along.
In practical terms its a multi-swim lane project schedule where all these technology developments feed into main project.

Project surprise comes when the swim lanes are ignored or have no slack.

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Postby jayasimha » 28 Feb 2017 13:24

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/mbErel.aspx?relid=157986

BARAK Missile System


Long Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LR-SAM) and Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MR-SAM) are jointly developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), India and M/s Israel Aerospace Industry (IAI), Israel and as per literature available in Internet, M/s IAI, Israel refers this missile as Barak-8 missile system (upgraded version of BARAK Missile System).

LR-SAM is the Ship Launch Version and Project MR-SAM is the Land Launch Version of Barak-08 Missile system.

MR-SAM detects incoming enemy aircraft while they are well over 100 km away and destroys them at range upto 70 km.

LR-SAM has got long range engagement capability to penetrate in deep water/land to intercept all types of aerial targets (like Subsonic & Supersonic Missiles, Fighter Aircraft, Maritime Patrolling Aircraft (MPA), Helicopter and Sea Skimming Missiles.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Ram Charan Bohra in Lok Sabha today.

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Postby jayasimha » 28 Feb 2017 13:29

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http://pib.nic.in/newsite/mbErel.aspx?relid=158007
DRDO Projects

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), an R&D Wing of Ministry of Defence, is primarily involved in design and development of strategic, complex and security sensitive systems in the fields of armaments, missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles, radars, electronic warfare systems, sonars, combat vehicles, combat aircraft, sensors, etc for the Armed Forces as per their specific Qualitative Requirements.
Details of expenditure made by the Department of Defence Research and Development during the last three years and current year are given below:

Year Expenditure
(Rs. in crore)
2013-14 10868.88
2014-1513257.98
2015-1613277.27
2016-17 13593.78
(BE)

Details of major projects (cost more than Rs. 100 Cr. sanctioned since 1st January, 2014 are given below:

S.No /Project/Date of Sanction/Sanctioned Cost
1
National Open Air Range
Aug 2014
468.00

2
Quick Reaction Surface To Air Missile (QR-SAM)
Jul 2014
476.43

3
AIP system on P-75 submarines and development of deliverable lox system
Jun 2014
270.00

4
Submarine Periscope
Mar 2014
163.77

5
Technology Development of Engine Fuel Control System (EFCS)
Oct 2014
177.72

6
Collaborative Development of Low Vulnerable High Performance Propellant with Low Temperature Coefficient and Improved Life of Ammunition
Sep 2014
267.02

7
Project Pralay
Mar 2015
332.88

8
Development of Multi-kilowatt Fibre Laser
May 2015
289.55

9
Lead-in Project for Design of GHATAK and Development of Critical advanced Technologies for GHATAK & AMCA
May 2106
231.00

10
AKASH-NG – New Generation
Sep 2016
470.00

11
Development of Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo SMART
Nov 2016
340.00

12
Rudra M-II
Mar 2016
489.06

13
ANVESHA
May 2016
479.28

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri P.R. Sundaram in Lok Sabha today.
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Postby jayasimha » 28 Feb 2017 15:57

I was browsing for some info and came across this website.
For all your info pls.

https://parachutekanpur.gov.in/parachute.php
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Postby Gyan » 28 Feb 2017 18:06

Seeker Technology 1

Seeker Technology 2

These are pics of some brochures posted on Trishul Blog. These brochures seem to give lot of information about work being done or being contemplated on IR and RF seeker and more particular on IR "detectors" which in my personal view is one of the major deficiencies in Indian military industrial complex. Can someone interpret the info on these brochures and explain??

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Postby A Sharma » 28 Feb 2017 21:53

Apologies if posted before
Interview | Dr S. Christopher

The Indian Army is likely to accept 68-ton Arjun Mark II tank for two more regiments.
Of Arjun Mark I, 91 out of 124 tanks are in operational condition. We have resolved all the maintenance issues. Ammunition was an issue, and we resolved that also.We are going for the penetration beyond what have achieved so for.

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Postby A Deshmukh » 28 Feb 2017 23:12

A Sharma wrote:Apologies if posted before
Interview | Dr S. Christopher

Good amount of details.

Ghatak UCAV will be powered by Kaveri. :)
Nag limitations in the open. No mmw seeker. Range limitations.
Pinaka II & III :)
Arjun mk2 only 2 regiments :(
Nirbhay - indigenous turbofan engine still in the works. We will need patience before we see it in the final config.
FGFA is mainly HAL initiative.

Need for Antrix like export organisation.

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Postby ramana » 28 Feb 2017 23:54

jaysimha thanks a lot for your posts.
KaranM and Indranil, Take a look at all those projects and see start date and money allocation.
We can then track the milestones.

Going to read the interview.

Four (4) regiments of Arjun is a tank division. A heavy 68 tonne heavy tank division.

I like the word about penetration. That's anti-armour.

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Postby ramana » 01 Mar 2017 03:21

Very good interview. Frank and does not hide stuff.
- New Nirbhay CM test by May2017 time frame. With turbojet not the turbo fan. Production units will have Turbofans made India. I thik the procurement plan was success based and they don't have any more turbo fans to use. (Page 18)
- New CM with supersonic end phase (Page 18)
- Ghatak UCAV : Doing well. Chief wants bare metal UCAV for RCS studies to really know how much coatings will reduce. Says estimated 20 % reduction from coatings. Dassault wants to work on this as part of Rafale Offset (Page 14) on Configuration studies and logistics management software*.
- Arjun: Two more regiments. Army wants weight reduction. Chief says can't reduce more than 7-8 t. So final weight could be 60 T vs 50-55 t desired. One more trial with cannon launched missile (page 16)
-Nag. Members have already commented. Its range limited to 5 km during day time (could be IIR seeker effectiveness also) vs desired 7km. No MMW as missile diameter is not enough.
-Cooperation with educational institutes: Three centers of excellence already working.
- Big picture. DRDO needs an arms export company. Could utilize Brahmos as it already is a DRDO company.
- Kaveri: Rafale offset with SNECMA will fly the Kaveri in LCA in a couple of years. Flaw is noise at high power. I think he means blade vibrations at full power.
- Dual pulse motors mastered as part of LR-SAM.

* Logistics management Software is a good thing for aircraft and ground vehicles. There is a big market.

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Postby rohitvats » 01 Mar 2017 11:41

agupta wrote:<SNIP>An admission that the Nag configuration is (currently - with the systems in place) fundamentally limited in size and hence "reach" capacity and a realistic admission and statement of where the current seeker technology is at. No need for various people to extrapolate from indirect comments in the press.<SNIP>


Pardon the ignorance but isn't Nag supposed to have range of 5 kms? 7 kms range was quoted for HELINA and we were looking at LOBL mode? The temperature issue was restricting the Nag range during peak summer time to about 3 km. DRDO went for latest FPA from France and managed to address this problem and now Nag is hitting the target at 5 km even during peak temperature time period from 11 am-3 pm.

What am I missing?

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Postby JayS » 01 Mar 2017 15:41

rohitvats wrote:
agupta wrote:<SNIP>An admission that the Nag configuration is (currently - with the systems in place) fundamentally limited in size and hence "reach" capacity and a realistic admission and statement of where the current seeker technology is at. No need for various people to extrapolate from indirect comments in the press.<SNIP>


Pardon the ignorance but isn't Nag supposed to have range of 5 kms? 7 kms range was quoted for HELINA and we were looking at LOBL mode? The temperature issue was restricting the Nag range during peak summer time to about 3 km. DRDO went for latest FPA from France and managed to address this problem and now Nag is hitting the target at 5 km even during peak temperature time period from 11 am-3 pm.

What am I missing?


I thought Nag has 4km range only, where as HELINA has 7km range. Nov 2016 DRDO publication reported that they validated the max range performance of the IIR seeker and scored Bull's Eye in the presence of Army personnel. It was posted here in this thread. Link to one of the posts by IR:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6866&start=2280#p2083004

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Postby raj-senthil » 01 Mar 2017 20:33

Jindal Steel to make high nitrogen steel for DRDO

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Jindal Stainless (Hisar) Limited (JSHL) on Wednesday inked a licence deal for manufacturing High Nitrogen Steel for armour applications.

The agreement was signed in the presence of Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre and DRDO Chairman S. Christopher.

Calling the development of the specific kind of metal, an outstanding achievement, Bhamre said: "I am glad that DMRL (Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory) has given a very important and strategic material -- high nitrogen steel."

"I also congratulate the Jindal Stainless Steel for initiating to partner with the DRDO in their concerted efforts to optimise lab technique versus industry scale production," he added.

The DMRL is the lead DRDO laboratory for researching complex metals and materials required for modern sophisticated warfare weapons systems.

Speaking on the occasion, JSHL Vice Chairman Abhyuday Jindal said: "We are extremely pleased with this development and we believe HNS will immensely benefit the Indian Defence sector, going forward."

"The hard-work and perseverance of 10 years of JSHL with Ministry of Defence has culminated in a fantastic result for the country in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of Make in India."

"It paves way for development of specific application of HNS in the context of the Army's ongoing and futuristic modernisation programmes," he said.

Informing on the status of the industralisation of the manufacturing of the HNS steel, Jindal said: "Jindal Steel has already optimised manufacturing process at industry level. We are at 'take-off' stage for further development and commercialisation of technology to product-specific applications."

HNS has potential application in all armoured vehicles, including Infantry Combat Vehicles (ICV), Main Battle Tank (MBT), Future Ready Combat Vehicles (FRCV), and Aviation and Naval systems.

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Postby A Sharma » 01 Mar 2017 22:28

BEL to commercialise imaging, radio products

The first IP product to be out in the market is a communication radio for the Indian armed forces – STARS-V Mk III. Second is a V/UHF secure voice communication network – Belcomnet, for the defence, paramilitary forces and for exports and the third is Remote Controlled Weapon Station (RCWS)/Air Defence Weapon Station (ADWS) for the 12.7-mm gun of MBT Arjun Mk II battle tank.

Talking about STARS-V Mk III, Gowtama said: “The Radio (STARS-V Mk III) is completely designed, developed and made in BEL. The radio is a multi-brand, high data rate, software-intensive IP radio with mobile adhoc networking (MANET) functions supporting up to 64 notes.”

“This STARS-V Mk III will be ready by end of March, and 12 units will be supplied to the Indian Army for field trials. Once trials are over and based on the success, we are looking at the Army’s requirement of around 40,000 units that need to replace its old legacy radio,” he added.

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Postby vasu raya » 02 Mar 2017 03:08

http://www.indiandefensenews.in/2017/02/new-anti-mine-boots-for-defense-forces.html

"Great shock absorption concept"

A new concept of using ceramic honeycombs for fabrication of anti-mine boots, developed by the city-based International Advanced Research Center for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI) with help from the Defense Materials and Stores Research and Development Establishment (DMSRDE), Kanpur, is ready for mass production, with the Indian forces likely to get the product this year itself.


The ARCI-DSMRDE boots, scientists said, were just 2.9 kg, compared to the 4 kg ones developed earlier, and were capable of absorbing higher pressure and energy, thus providing better protection.

Certification trials at the Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory, Chandigarh had demonstrated a “tremendous reduction of mine blast pressure from [u]45,000 bar to 160 bar[/u]. The usual pressure in the process of mine blasting is 40-45 bar, which means that these boots are sufficient to minimize grave injuries. In other words, instead of death, blown off legs or powdered bones, the personnel may end up, at the most, with a fracture, which too can be a rarity,” the officials said.

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Postby Karan M » 03 Mar 2017 00:36

DRDO annual report from last year.
http://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/pdf1/CTB2015.pdf

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Postby Karan M » 03 Mar 2017 00:42

Many interesting details on programs and first time pics - eg Himshakti.
Couple of snafus since the PR guys making the brochure took stuff off the net. Nag pic is from Tarmak and Helina seems to be a LAHAT pic.

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Postby Karan M » 03 Mar 2017 03:34

This is INMAS and its drugs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPJ1BhSnTSk

AShyam - thanks for the Brahmos info!!

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Postby shiv » 03 Mar 2017 07:05

Karan M wrote:DRDO annual report from last year.
http://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/pdf1/CTB2015.pdf

That is one amazing pdf coffee table book. The name Himbot tickled me

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Postby shiv » 03 Mar 2017 09:43

Amazing how Amreeki marketing teams are in the act even before a plane/item is ordered or in service
https://twitter.com/BoeingDefense/statu ... 3681928192

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Postby Austin » 03 Mar 2017 12:42

Interview with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/mano ... 89665.html


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Postby Karan M » 03 Mar 2017 16:05

shiv wrote:
Karan M wrote:DRDO annual report from last year.
http://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/pdf1/CTB2015.pdf

That is one amazing pdf coffee table book. The name Himbot tickled me


Yes loads of unseen pics. Wish we had a Boeing like PR Group for the pics. Cool lighting, snazzy angles.

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Postby Austin » 03 Mar 2017 16:46

Karan M wrote:DRDO annual report from last year.
http://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/pdf1/CTB2015.pdf


Superb , Collectors Book pretty much covers every thing that DRDO does under the Sun.

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Postby Karan M » 03 Mar 2017 17:19

Incredible Kalam

http://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/pub/Memorie ... _Kalam.pdf

Many details on projects. Page 99, first official confirmation on Agni having MARV- we knew this, but still.

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Postby hanumadu » 03 Mar 2017 17:26

Karan M wrote:
shiv wrote:That is one amazing pdf coffee table book. The name Himbot tickled me


Yes loads of unseen pics. Wish we had a Boeing like PR Group for the pics. Cool lighting, snazzy angles.


TFTA fit and finish. Aesthetic and pleasing to the eyes. Nothing jugaadu at all.

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Postby jayasimha » 03 Mar 2017 19:08

did we miss this?
http://pib.nic.in/newsite/mbErel.aspx?relid=158189

Speedy Clearance for delayed Defence Projects


‘Make in India’ initiative in defence production, is primarily driven by capital acquisition of defence equipment and other policy initiatives of the Government. Capital acquisition of defence equipment is carried out as per the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP), which stipulates a time schedule for completion of the procurement cycle. However, the time taken to undertake capital procurement of defence equipment depends on the nature and complexity of the equipment being procured. Nonetheless, under the DPP-2016, Government has laid down provisions for ensuring swift decision making and effective implementation of the procurement process.


Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), a Research & Development wing of Ministry, is primarily involved in design &development of strategic, complex and security sensitive systems in the field of armament, missiles, combat vehicles, combat aircrafts, radars, etc for the Armed Forces.


Procurement of capital equipment from Indian companies, is carried out under the ambit of ‘Buy (Indian – IDDM)’, ‘Buy (Indian)’, ‘Buy & Make (Indian)’, ‘Make’ and the Make phase of ‘Buy & Make’ categories of capital acquisition. Projects are awarded to Defence PSUs, Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) and private players as per the provisions of Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP). During the last two financial years (2014-15, 2015-16), 85 cases involving Rs 1,60,362 crore have been accorded Acceptance of Necessity (AON) by Defence Acquisition Council under these categories.


The entry of private companies in defence is not likely to adversely affect the role of DRDO and DPSUs; as role of these segments are complimentary and supplementary in nature. The wider participation of defence industry, including private sector, is beneficial for the overall objective of self-reliance and indigenisation in the defence sector. The Government has taken several steps to encourage participation of private sector including foreign investment in the sector.


This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Ajay Sancheti and others in Rajya Sabha today.


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Postby jayasimha » 03 Mar 2017 19:10

for records

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease. ... lid=158765
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Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
01-March-2017 16:45 IST
DMRL AND JSHL Sign Licensing Agreement for Transfer of Technology of High Nitrogen Steel

Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory (DMRL), Hyderabad, a premier research laboratory of Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Jindal Stainless (Hisar) Limited (JSHL) signed the Licensing Agreement for Transfer of Technology of High Nitrogen Steel (HNS) for armour applications here today. Speaking on the occasion the Minister of State for Defence, Dr. Subhash Bhamre congratulated DMRL and DRDO for their outstanding achievement in developing a breakthrough technology for armour applications and complimented JSHL for partnering with DRDO. The Minister noted that HNS technology is a step forward towards Army’s quest for lighter and high performance armouring material compared to the currently used materials. He said, it has also the potential for a number of civilian applications and for exports as well. Dr. Bhamre asserted that this is a major step towards achieving the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘Make in India’ and wished the team a great success in future endeavours. The Minister called upon both public as well as private Industries and Ordnance Factories to use this material extensively in their products.

Chairman DRDO and Secretary DD (R&D) Dr. S Christopher complimented the scientists of DMRL for this achievement which comes as a giant leap forward, towards DRDO’s quest for stronger and high performance defence material. He further said that the Transfer of Technology from defence R&D to industry is aligned with the ‘Make in India’ policy to foster conducive environment for industry’s potential growth in the strategic sectors.

Mr. Abhyuday Jindal, Vice Chairman, JSHL appreciated the team efforts of DRDO to come out with innovative solutions of HNS. He assured that JSHL aims to be a major strategic defence partner in manufacturing of HNS.

Dr. Satish Chandra Sati, Director General (Naval Systems & Materials), while addressing the gathering applauded the DMRL scientists for developing many varieties of steel including HNS which would be of great importance to the industry. Dr. S. Guruprasad, CC R&D (PC &SI) in his welcome address stated that the HNS being a dream material for any researcher should find wide applications for the industry. DMRL has developed and established a number of frontline and path breaking technologies in the areas of metallurgy and material science. HNS is not only tough but also has good strength. In addition to being non magnetic as well as corrosion resistant, the HNS cost is about 40 percent less compared to Rolled Homogenous Armour Steel (RHA). Very few countries in the world have developed this technology of HNS. This material has potential for a number of defence and civil applications like armouring, mine trawls, oil industries etc.

JSHL is a stainless steel manufacturer, with state-of-the-art facility at Hisar (Haryana), backed with strong production facilities including the triplex refining route, which is used for production of HNS.

The programme was also attended by Dr. Sameer V. Kamat, Director, DMRL and several senior officials from the Ministry of Defence, the Army and JSHL.

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Government of India
Ministry of Defence
07-February-2017 16:40 IST
Special Innovative Defence Projects
Some of the new special innovative projects undertaken by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) during last three years are:
· Pralay Missile
· Rudra M-II Air to Surface Missile
· Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo (SMART)
· Ku-band Active Radar Seeker
· Stealth Wing Flying Testbed (SWiFT)
· AESA Based Integrated Sensor Suite (ABISS)
· EM Gun Powered by a Capacitor Bank
· Multi-Agent Robotics System (MARS)
· Ku-band TWTA for Aerospace Application
· Submarine Periscope
· Air Independent Propulsion System for Submarine
· AWACS (India), Radar USHAS

These projects cover a wide variety of technology domains from aeronautics to missiles and naval systems.
Details of expenditure made by the Department of Defence Research and Development during the last three years and current year (including above mentioned projects) are given below:

Year Expenditure(Rs in crore)
2013-14 10868.88
2014-15 13257.98
2015-16 13277.27
2016-17 13593.78
(BE)
There is a well established mechanism in DRDO for the sanctioning of the projects. On compliance of the same, projects are sanctioned accordingly.
This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Dr. V Maitreyanin Rajya Sabha today.
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Government Of India
Ministry of Defence
(07-February, 2017 16:47 IST )

Achieving Self-Reliance in Defence Manufacturing Sector


The requirements of defence equipment for the Indian Armed forces are met through both indigenous production and imports. Whilst considerable thrust has been accorded to indigenisation, certain equipment are imported due to non-availability of indigenous expertise, lack of vendor base and need for induction of such equipment based on threat perception. 73 contracts involving a value of Rs. 72,303.34 crore were signed with Indian vendors during the last two financial years (2014-15 and 2015-16). 85 cases involving Rs. 1,60,362 crore have been accorded Acceptance of Necessity (AON) by Defence Acquisition Council under the ‘Buy (Indian)’ ‘Buy & Make (Indian)’ and ‘Buy & Make’ categories.

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), an R&D Wing of Ministry of Defence, is primarily involved in design and development of strategic, complex and security sensitive systems in the fields of armaments, missiles, unmanned aerial vehicles, radars, electronic warfare systems, sonars, combat vehicles, combat aircraft, sensors, etc., for the Armed Forces as per their specific Qualitative Requirements. Some of the major indigenously designed and developed weapon platforms that have been successfully inducted into the Services inter alia include Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH), Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), Akash Missile Systems, Multi Barrel Rocket System – Pinaka, MBT Arjun Tanks, Sonars, etc.

Projects for defence research are undertaken by DRDO, based on the priorities of Armed Forces and existing capabilities. To involve private sector in defence R&D, projects are undertaken under ‘Make’ category.

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The Government has also launched Technology Development Fund (TDF) to involve industry, particularly SMEs in defence sector.

According highest preference to ‘Buy (Indian-IDDM-Indigenously Designed, Developed and Manufactured)’ category of acquisition, and revision of ‘Make’ procedure in the Defence Procurement Procedure-2016 (DPP) are expected to catalyse investment into defence research, development and innovation.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Surendra Singh Nagar in Rajya Sabha today.

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Postby Philip » 03 Mar 2017 19:45

A perspective on Indo-Russian def, relationship.Pl also read Sandeep Unnithan's cover story in the latest IT,"Unmade in India" to understand the problems why our DPSUs have failed to deliver,babudom delays,making us import addicts.

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How long can Moscow play on India's failure to build its defence industry
3 March 2017 RAKESH KRISHNAN SIMHA
According to SIPRI’s latest report on international arms transfers, Russia has increased its Indian market share, and is set to be the main supplier of arms to India for the foreseeable future.

The Indian Armed Forces are still heavily dependent on Russian hardware. Source: mil.ru
The Russia-India defence partnership which began in the mid-1960s continues to defy diversification efforts by both countries. A new report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) shows that Moscow and New Delhi are hugely dependent on each other – and there’s no slowing down.

The report titled ‘Trends in International Arms Transfers - 2016’ shows that the bulk of Russian arms exports during the five-year period 2011-2016 went to a comparatively small group of states, with India accounting for 38 per cent. Vietnam and China each accounted for 11 per cent and Algeria for 10 per cent. In contrast, the U.S. has a more even spread, with its chief client Saudi Arabia having only a 13 per cent share of total American weapons exports, UAE 8.7 per cent and Turkey accounting for 6.3 per cent.

India’s dependence on Russian weapons is greater, with Moscow supplying a whopping 68 per cent of Indian arms requirements in the period 2012-16. The U.S. was next largest exporter to India at 14 per cent and Israel followed at 7.2 per cent. “Based on existing orders and weapons, Russia will remain, by far, the main supplier of major arms to India for the foreseeable future,” says SIPRI.

India: Dependency continues

Russian weapons that India could deploy in war
India tops the list of 155 countries which imported major weapons in 2012-16. It was in the top five in the previous five-year period too. As the largest importer of major arms in 2012-16, India accounted for 13 per cent of the global total. Between 2007-11 and 2012-16, its imports increased by 43 per cent. Indian imports in the most recent period were far greater than those of regional rivals China and Pakistan.

While dependency on Russia does not come with strategic risks – because Moscow does not arm twist its customers or impose sanctions – India’s dependency is on the addictive level. Secondly, imports are not allowing the indigenous arms industry to grow. It really is a Catch-22 situation. As SIPRI explains, “A major reason for the high level of imports is that India’s arms industry has largely failed to produce competitive indigenously designed weapons.”

Major-General (retired) G.D. Bakshi, a leading commentator on defence matters, wonders if India will be importing all its weapons in 2030-40. “It is a pathetic thought for…..an aspiring global power,” he says. “We need to indigenise with a vengeance – not just for reasons of strategic autonomy but even more for reasons of economic well being. We need to create a vibrant public-private partnership in defence.”

It’s not that India lacks the skills or technology. For decades it has simply lacked the will. While the Indian political leadership – in particular under Defence Minister A.K. Antony – was gripped by decision-making paralysis, in contrast “the failed state of Pakistan next door has been exporting its small arms and low grade military products to some 30 countries”.

While Pakistan is still a fringe player, India needs to match and counter China’s growing defence exports and the political heft that comes with it. Defence deals tend to bind the buyer and seller into a long-term geopolitical embrace that can lead to other economic and political spinoffs for both sides. If not to stanch the flow of cash, New Delhi needs to urgently step up weapons exports in order to checkmate its rivals.

Make in India strategy
A sliver of good news is that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is pushing for a ‘Make in India’ policy whereby the country would become more self-sufficient in arms production. In 2014, in a speech aboard India’s largest warship, the Russian built INS Vikramaditya, Modi said the country should also look toward exporting weapons. “Small countries should feel secure that they have India-produced defence equipment,” he said.

Indian weapons of Russian origin you barely knew existed
While some of the defence projects underway via partnerships between Indian and foreign manufacturers predate Modi’s pitch, the fact is that Make in India (or Make by India) has captured the imagination of the Indian private sector. For the first time ever, leading Indian corporations such as Reliance – who did not have the faintest clue about defence – have realised there’s big money to be made in the industry. For instance, the Anil Ambani owned Reliance Defence has received approval for 12 industrial licences for manufacturing aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles, all-terrain combat vehicles, night-vision devices, sensors, navigation and surveillance equipment, propulsion systems and simulators.

In the decades ahead, one can expect major battlefield systems to be made in India, resulting in a drastic reduction in imports.

Russian twist
Russia is the world’s second largest arms exporter. Russian exports of major weapons increased by 4.7 per cent between 2007-11 and 2012-16. At the regional level, Asia and Oceania accounted for 68 per cent of Russian arms exports in 2012-16, Africa for 12 per cent, the Middle East for 8.1 per cent and Europe for 5.9 per cent.

Notwithstanding the spurt in exports to traditional buyer India, there is a real impetus to Russian arms exports to markets formerly closed to it. In particular, Russia has been trying to crack open the hermetically sealed (by the U.S.) gulf sheikdoms. The decision to woo the oil-rich region comes in the backdrop of China now buying only the bare essentials from Moscow and India embarking upon Make in India. And while defence budgets are falling in many countries, the Saudi defence budget is estimated to rise to $87 billion in 2020 and the UAE’s defence spending is expected to rise to $17 billion in same period.

On February 20, at the International Defense Exhibition conference, or IDEX, in Abu Dhabi, Russia's state-owned defence enterprise Rostec announced it will partner with the United Arab Emirates for the development of a fifth generation light combat fighter. The UAE has also expressed interest in the stealth-killer Su-35 Super Flanker.

UAE officials announced more than $5.1 billion worth of arms deals for its military at the International Defense Exhibition conference, or IDEX, in Abu Dhabi, with Russia making the biggest mark in terms of contracts. Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov said at a news conference that Saudi Arabia was interested in Russian aircraft and ground weapons.

Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) revealed that it was in negotiations with Saudi Arabia for the delivery of weapons and mili­tary hardware. “We are conducting negotiations with the kingdom. We are ready to develop full-scale military-technical cooperation. Hopefully, the result will be positive,” FSMTC Deputy Director Alexei Frolkin told Russia’s Interfax.

MiG-35 warms up engines for new India sortie
Another Russian military success story has been weapons maker Kalashnikov, which has seen sales more than double in the last year. The Middle East market is considered a chief factor in the sales spike. Regional demand for the Kalashnikov rifles, missiles, drones and military vehicles has seen the Russian firm offset losses due to U.S. sanctions.

Moving to a new level
While diversification is desirable, the reality is that there’s no bigger market arms outside the big three (U.S., Russia, China) than India. Russia can include in its catalogue value-added or space-based weapons that India is still unable to produce. Moscow has remained India’s favourite weapons supplier by doing precisely that.

Russia’s first major export to India was the MiG-21 Mach 2 fighter that changed the balance of air power in the subcontinent’s sky. Since India couldn’t afford to buy the jet, Moscow offered liberal finance that could repaid over several decades. The MiG-21 was also the first weapon offered for license production to a developing country.

Since then Russia has offered India paradigm shifting weapons such as nuclear powered submarines, cryogenic engines, warships and supersonic missiles for licence production and in-country development.

As India prepares to build mid-range weapons and light combat aircraft, Moscow needs to move up its game and offer platforms such as the super quiet Yassen class submarine, S-500 missile defence system, the space-based hypersonic glide vehicle, rail guns for the navy or shore-based defences, and other secret weapons that its defence industry is known to design.

India’s industrial base is nowhere near the level of advanced countries and it could take decades for New Delhi to catch up. So Russia has many more years left to stay in the game.

Rakesh Krishnan Simha is a New Zealand-based journalist and foreign affairs analyst.

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